Athletic Injury Prevention
Protect Your Smile
If you play a contact sport, you should consider wearing an athletic mouthguard to protect your teeth from becoming chipped or knocked out.
You can purchase a standard athletic mouthguard at sporting goods stores. Dr. Staten also can create a custom mouthguard molded specifically to fit your mouth.
More Preventive Measures
After your exam, an oral hygienist will use a handheld instrument and ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. The ultrasonic device uses vibrations to dislodge plaque and bacteria from the hard-to-reach crevices in your teeth and gum line.
Patients also may receive preventive sealants and/or fluoride treatments.