The new movie Concussion, starring Will Smith, has put collision-based sports like football back into the spotlight. As dentists, we’re keen for athletes of all ages to be aware of the dangers of concussion and the associated but less well-known condition Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE.
Coaches have an important role to play in the health and well-being of those in their care, so we’ve developed a handy Dental First Aid guide for sports coaches. Click on the image to download high-resolution file.
Of course, protective sporting equipment hasn’t always existed. Helmets, shin pads, shoulder pads and mouthguards, just to name a few, have evolved over time, just as the nature of sport has. Nowadays, however, the mouthguard is vital as a protective piece of sporting equipment, helping to prevent both mouth and jaw injuries. While the mouthguard began …Read More
There are several different types of mouthguards available in the marketplace today and we’ve outlined these types here https://corinnadental.com.au/mouthguard-awareness-2014/ . Obviously wearing any mouthguard is better than not wearing one at all however, the best option for anybody is always going to be one that is custom fitted.
There seems to be a growing trend among athletes to wear a mouthguard as a kind of ‘fashion accessory’! Images of NBA athletes wearing their mouthguards on their ears, or sticking out of their mouths like fish hooks are becoming more and more common in the media. While this is great for showcasing the importance of having a …Read More
It’s Mouthguard Awareness Month at Corinna Dental and time to remind everyone why wearing a mouthguard is so important. Not only is it vital for adults playing any kind of contact sport to wear a mouthguard, it is also extremely important for children to ensure they have the proper mouth protection when participating in sporting …Read More
It’s a busy time in Canberra— many families have already started the school year, something that often takes a lot of preparation and forethought! You’ve probably bought the uniforms, the school supplies and shoes, and your child may be sporting their smart new hairstyle, school bag and watch. We’ve got a few more things that …Read More
We’ve highlighted recently how wearing a mouthguard can spare athletes from costly and painful damage to their mouth, teeth and jaws that can occur whilst playing contact sports. Every year, the Australian Dental Association and Dentists throughout Australia (including the Corinna Dental Team in Woden, Canberra and now Deakin) promote the importance of wearing mouthguards …Read More
You might have noticed in the past few weeks that we’ve mentioned the wearing of mouthguards a few times. That’s because it’s Mouthguard Awareness Month, and many teams are recruiting and training in preparation for winter sports. We’ve explained the difference between custom-made mouthguards and over-the-counter types: https://corinnadental.com.au/mouthguard-awareness-2014
If we were to ask most people what sports require the wearing of a mouthguard, we’re likely to hear them include football, boxing and hockey as their answer. However, the list of sports that the Australian Dental Association mentions is a somewhat longer, and you may be surprised by what sports are included! The ADA …Read More