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Los Angeles Dentist Advocates Mouth Guards

L.A. sports dentists at Wilshire Smile Studio (WSS) say customized mouth guards are vital for all athletes.

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 19, 2016 – Since 2002, Los Angeles dentist Dr. Igal Elyassi of Wilshire Smile Studio has been educating young athletes to use sports mouth guards whenever possible. WSS creates versions that can withstand professional football, basketball, hockey, and baseball.

“As L.A. sports dentists, we regularly see damaged teeth as kids often think that sports at school aren’t dangerous. A mouth guard is critical in preventing harm to teeth and to absorb shock that could dislocate the jaw resulting in head trauma.”

A sports mouth guard customized by Los Angeles dentists at WSS is similar to a night guard, which prevents bruxism or the grinding of teeth during sleep, but is thicker. Mouth guards can prevent trauma to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which causes the bite to misalign and result in teeth being ground down quicker.

The American Dental Association says there are 15 million dental injuries and 5 million teeth are lost in sports activities annually. The lifetime risk of an amateur athlete suffering a facial or dental injury is 45%. The National Federation of State High School Associations only mandates mouth guards for football, field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. Basketball has the highest rate of facial injury because of its speed and close contact. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends mouth guards for everyone participating in organized sports.

“As a Los Angeles sports emergency dentist center, we treat many athletic injuries due to not wearing mouth guards. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is making them more popular because he’s always popping his out of his mouth. He was just voted the Most Valuable Player in the NBA for the second time, the first time this award has been unanimous. The National Football League and the National Hockey League also require mouth guards.”

A center for L.A. sports dentists, WSS has sponsored ESPN’s annual awards show, known as the ESPYS. A graduate of USC School of Dentistry, Dr. Elyassi’s Wilshire Smile Studio is popular with many athletes and is highly-regarded for Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry.

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