Play Sports? Use Mouthguards.

October 16th, 2018

Dr. David Bright and our team recommend always wearing a protective mouthguard to participate in most physical sports. We especially encourage this if you have braces that can potentially cut your mouth or cause damage to your teeth. You have various choices to consider when you’re looking for a protective mouthguard.

One option is a full facial guard, which is often used for contact sports, such as football or hockey. This type offers full protection of the face from external impact. You should also consider an additional mouthguard to protect yourself from cuts inside your mouth, and avoid possible damage to your braces.

Boil-and-bites are another version of mouthguard that can be used for more physical sports. This type is used just the way its name implies: You warm the mouthguard in water to soften the material, then bite down gently once it’s at the correct temperature to form it into the shape of your mouth. These are fine to use temporarily, but they don’t always provide the best protection if they don’t fit properly.

Another option is to have Dr. David Bright make a custom mouthguard for you. The mouthguard will be designed with built-in layers to protect both your teeth and braces when it’s worn. Having Dr. David Bright create a custom-fitted mouthguard will ensure optimal protection and a comfortable fit whenever you participate in physical activities.

Protecting your teeth and braces is essential when you compete in sports. Accidents happen, and having a preventive mouthguard can potentially save you from oral pain and damaged braces. Our Katy, Texas office is happy to assist you in creating a custom-made mouthguard for any sports activities you want to pursue.

If you’ve experienced a mouth injury that has caused damage to your braces, please contact us immediately so we can fix the problem right away. Remember, prevention is key when it comes to your oral health!

Happy National Orthodontic Month!

October 11th, 2018

We work in orthodontics because we want to help people feel better about themselves and believe everyone deserves to smile with confidence.That’s why we’re excited to celebrate National Orthodontic Month with you!

It’s no secret we love our job, and we especially love working with young people and encourage patients to start treatment while they’re young. Most people don’t realize that many things are preventable if you start earlier. Starting early means saving money later!

Before we go, we wanted to leave you with some of our favorite fall reading recommendations. Hope to see you in the office soon.

For children: R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. All of the books in the series have a vivid way of capturing a child’s imagination running wild.

For teens: JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. If you haven’t read these books, you’re in for a great story about teenage years and growing into adulthood, all with a touch of magic.

For adults: Christy Beam’s Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing. A beautiful story about love and healing that’s sure to amaze and inspire readers everywhere.

Hello world!

September 25th, 2018

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