Sports Dentistry Tips from Shamblott Family Dentistry

Did you miss Dr. Shamblott’s last radio show “The Waiting Room” on mytalk 107.1?? We will try to re-cap it for you! John Hanson from Twin Cities Live was Dr. Shamblott’s co-host last Sunday, July 31st. Together they discussed sports dentistry, wisdom teeth, and John even shared his own personal experience as a patient at Shamblott Family Dentistry.

John and Dr. Shamblott discussed sports injuries and what to do if you ever have a tooth knocked out. Dr. Shamblott recommends having a Save-A-Tooth kit along with your first aid kit. A Save-A-Tooth kit will allow the tooth to stay moist until you are able to see a dentist. If you do not have a Save-A-Tooth kit, you can put the knocked out tooth in milk, but you never want to put it in water. After a tooth falls out, there is a limited amount of time for it to be saved, so you will want to make sure to get in to see your dentist!

When discussing mouthguards, Dr. Shamblott recommends coming in for a customized mouthguard. You always want a mouthguard that fits properly, is tear resistant, and that is not bulky. Remember, the cost to have a proper fitting mouthguard will be much cheaper than the cost to replace a missing tooth.  As far as sports drinks go, Dr. Shamblott suggests drinking them only while engaging in an athletic activity (and then switch to water). Sports drinks contain a lot of sugar and drinking them all day long would be worse than drinking pop!

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