Preventative Dental Care Custom-Made Mouthguards If you or your child participates in sports, it's important to protect your oral health with the use of a custom-made mouthguard. Whether from playing a pick up game of basketball at the park or on the soccer field, oral trauma to the face can significantly impact an athlete's long-term oral health. By wearing a custom-made mouthguard, you can help to protect your teeth from trauma so an accident doesn't take you out of the game. Additionally, some research even suggests that the improved stability wearing a mouthguard provides to the head and neck can successfully lower an athlete's risk of concussion. Unlike over-the-counter and boil and bite mouthguards, a custom mouthguard created by Dr. Kazemi provides improved comfort and fit. If ready to take your game to the next level, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kazemi. Dental Sealants Our mouths feature a lot of hard to reach and clean places that allow harmful oral bacteria and food particles that linger in the mouth after eating to accumulate on our teeth. For younger patients who don't yet possess the attention to detail or manual dexterity needed to properly brush and floss on a daily basis, these problem areas can quickly become damaged by tooth decay. This can lead to the development of cavities that permanently alter a child's oral health development. Dental sealants effectively "seal" away hard to clean areas of the mouth - such as the back molars - to prevent the development of tooth decay and cavities. Made from a thin plastic resin, our dentist, Dr. Kazemi, can quickly apply sealants to a patient's teeth in just a few minutes. Once dried, sealants are incredibly durable and can last for several years before a reapplication is needed. Dental Exams & Cleanings Dr. Kazemi, your choice for the best family dentist in Colorado Springs, strongly encourages patients to visit our office at least once every six months for a routine dental exam and cleaning. Regular exams and cleanings remain a vital part of protecting your long-term oral health. Depending on the current state of your oral health, you may need to visit our office more frequently as recommended by Dr. Kazemi. Your oral health matters to more than just the health of your teeth and gums. Researchers continue to find more evidence that strongly links our oral health with our overall health. Recent studies have found surprising connections between tooth decay and gum disease with a range of chronic illnesses that include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, and even cancer. As more study continues to examine this connection, it's become clear that protecting our oral health is more important than ever to ensure we stay healthy now and into the future. Teeth Grinding While your teeth rank as some of the strongest and most resilient parts of the body, grinding your teeth can cause enamel to break down, making it more susceptible to developing a range of common oral health problems like cavities, chips, and cracks. Patients who grind their teeth at night can also experience frequent jaw pain and headaches. Unfortunately, many patients don’t realize they grind their teeth as the habit usually occurs at night while asleep. For patients who experience the unconscious habit of grinding their teeth at night, Dr. Kazemi can create a custom night guard to help protect the health of their teeth. A night guard is a retainer-like device that’s worn over a patient's teeth to prevent the stress and strain caused by teeth grinding. Since every patient has their own bite pattern, Dr. Kazemi wil craft a custom guard that will comfortably sit over your teeth without causing any discomfort or changes to your nightly sleep routine. Don’t let teeth grinding ruin your smile. Contact our office to schedule a night guard consultation with Dr. Kazemi today! Snoring Nightly snoring may seem like nothing more than an unfortunate annoyance to a bed partner, but snoring can actually be a sign of a more serious underlying health condition known as sleep apnea. Dentists are uniquely trained to understand the intricate connections that exist between a patient’s mouth, jaw, and airway. If you snore at night, Dr. Kazemi can help to diagnose and treat the underlying condition that contributes to your sleep disorder. From anti-snoring devices to more focused treatment options, Dr. Kazemi can help you achieve the better night’s sleep you need to feel refreshed and focused each and every morning. Get the great sleep you deserve by contacting our office for a consultation.