It’s mouthguard time!  Footy is back, hockey is back, basketball/netball are ongoing. Winter sports time is here.  We remind all patients of the terrible impact a sporting injury can have on our teeth, jaw and soft tissues.  A knock to the mouth can result in losing teeth as well as significant long-term damage.  Teeth do not repair themselves. Most sports are now no mouthguard no play ; an initiative which we fully support.  Here at Adelaide City Dental Care, we make professional mouthguards for both junior and senior sport.

Our mouthguards are custom-made here in Adelaide supporting another locally owned and run business, Adelaide Laboratories.  They are comfortable and firm fitting to ensure maximum protection for you or your child.  They come with a case to keep them clean going to and from sport.  (They should never go in your footy socks! Gross!).  Our mouthguards are coloured in the design of your choice and even have your name in them.  We love the choice Michelle made for her custom sports mouthguard. 😊

We are running a competition on the daggiest mouthguard.  Please see our socials this month and enter your daggiest mouthguard to win a new one as voted by our staff.

Should you or your child knock a tooth out, we would recommend the following steps:

  • Find the tooth, be careful to only pick it up by the crown or shiny part of the tooth
  • If it is an adult tooth and fairly clean, put the tooth back where it came from (if you can)
  • Gently bite on a tissue to support the replaced tooth and get to the Dentist for assistance
  • If you are unable to put the tooth back in, store it in milk or saliva in a container and get to the Dentist immediately.

It is not only sport that can injure teeth or mouths.  Falls, accidents, crashes etc can also play a part.  A chipped or broken tooth may also need to be assessed quickly.  Call and advise the clinic you have a mouth trauma and we will assess the tooth and decide on the best course of treatment with you.  We are here to support you in any emergency situation.  Call the clinic on 8212 3880 and will we assist you.

In clinic news everyone has updated their medical emergency training with CPR and we are booked in for the upcoming Infection Control Day with the Australian Dental Association.  It is great that the CPR trainer does simulations in our clinic to make it real world.  Dr Nick Heide, Trudy and Sarah have moved clinics south of the city and we wish them well with their new roles.  Dr Catherine Chow has extended her days during term time to include Thursdays.

See you in the clinic!  The Adelaide City Dental Care Team.

PS:  check out our socials (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) for top tips for teeth, mouth and gums and dental family snaps!  Maybe even the latest video on YouTube.

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