Tips To Send Your Child To School With A Healthy Smile

Back to school means new school clothes, school supplies, forms to fill out and new routines to learn. In short, it’s a busy, busy time! With all the hustle and bustle back to school brings, one appointment you don’t want to forget is your child’s dental check-up. In fact, the American Dental Association states,

 “A dental examination is as important as  booster shots and should be a regular part of back to school preparations.”

Along with regular check-ups, the ADA makes the following recommendations to protect your child’s oral health and send them to school with a healthy smile.

Plan Ahead

August and December are some of the busiest times. Plan ahead and schedule your child’s dental exams early.

Every Child Should Have an Orthodontic Evaluation By Age 7

Early evaluation and treatment can reduce the severity of a bad bite later in life.

Consider Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants protect your child’s teeth by forming a barrier on the chewing surface and can last several years.

Have Your Child Fitted For A Mouthguard

Sporting injuries to your child’s teeth can be minimized or prevented by use of a well-fitting mouthguard.

You may read all of the ADA Back-to-school recommendations by clicking here. Schedule an appointment online or by calling the office at (615) 346-3007.



Introducing Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™

More than 5 million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities each year. While this number is staggering, the American Dental Association estimates that more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented every year thanks to the use of  sports mouthguards. We feel Under Armour® Mouthwear offers our clients the best protection with the most choices available.

According to the ADA, “Mouthguards are used most commonly in contact sports, such as boxing, football, hockey and lacrosse, but findings show that even in noncontact sports like basketball, gymnastics or skateboarding, mouthguards help prevent mouth and jaw injuries.”

Armourbite We offer the following styles of Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, Dr. Kussman and her staff can help you decide which is right for you.

UA’s ArmourBite™ Mouthpieces are fitted, sitting close to the skin for a streamlined fit without the squeeze of compression. Designed for all non-contact sports, they are comfortable, form-fitting and uniquely shaped to help maintain optimal spacing between your teeth and counteract the negative effects of clenching. The low-profile design has minimal to no impact on normal speech, is worn on lower teeth and Made In The USA.

UA’s ArmourBite™ Mouthguards are safe and custom built.sitting close to the skin for a streamlined fit without the squeeze of compression. Designed for all contact sports, the Patented ArchFit System and Polymer Shrink provides a comfortable fit and the ability to talk and breathe easily. A convertible strap/strapless tether is available. ArmourBite™ Mouthguards meet NFHS rules (except Clear), are without latex, and Made In The USA.

Under Armour Mouthguards offer the same great fit, comfort, and retention as the premium ArmourBite Mouthguard, but without the patented performance technology. It’s the clear choice if you simply need world-class protection for contact sports. The Upper mouthguard helps protect teeth and reduce impacts from blows to the jaw.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™.