Category Archives: Sports Dentistry

A Custom-Made Mouth Guard Can Prevent Costly Damage

With football season upon us, the growing concern about concussions has been a hot topic on the airwaves. However, while head injuries are a risk of this rigorous sport, any contact sport can lead to injuries of the head. Although … Continue reading

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What To Do When A Dental Emergency Arises

With schools letting out for the summer, outdoor activities increase for both children and adults. Trips to the beach, outings at the park, and even backyard barbeques can include activities that may put your teeth, lips and even jaw at … Continue reading

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When Tooth (Or Teeth) Removed, Have Dental Implant Placed Immediately

Occasionally, a single tooth requires removal. This could be due to an injury or a fracture that extends below the gum line. This may also be necessary when a tooth is beyond repair than a crown can resolve. Because each … Continue reading

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Carolina Hurricanes Are ‘In Season’ For 2016-17!

Hockey fans, rejoice! The 2016-17 hockey season has begun and the Carolina Hurricanes are in full swing! For this season’s schedule, you can download one (or just check for upcoming games at the PNC Arena in Raleigh), at: www.nhl.com/hurricanes/schedule/2016-10-01/ET As … Continue reading

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Concussions – Protection Through Custom Mouth-guards

Dr. Gabriel Rich is a team dentist for the Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Ballet, CFCC Sea Devils and the Wilmington Hammerheads. His experience in Sports Dentistry has also been beneficial to the Carolina Cobras, Raleigh Red Wings and Raleigh Youth Hockey. … Continue reading

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Best Responses To Dental Emergencies

As a dentist who has provided Sports Dentistry for many years, I’ve seen my share of dental mishaps. This includes everything from broken teeth, teeth that have been knocked out, fractured jaws, cut lips and gums, bitten tongues and everything … Continue reading

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Why Replace A Tooth That Isn’t Visible?

When a tooth is lost that is obvious in a smile, the majority of people want to replace it as soon as possible. While a smile with an empty space detracts from appearance, studies show it can also effect how … Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Has Deadly Track Record

Baseball fans may recall that former Padres’ ball player and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn succumbed to oral cancer earlier this year. Oral cancer has some of the worse statistics of all cancers, taking the life of an American every … Continue reading

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Ready For Hockey Season? We Are, Too!

I have had the pleasure of serving as Team Dentist for the Carolina Hurricanes for many years now. I’ve met some terrific men who truly give their all for the sport they love. These talented players, even fully equipped, take … Continue reading

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Avoid Sports Injuries To Teeth & Jaws

Damage control. It’s something we all do. For example, we have our vehicle’s oil checked periodically to avoid damage to the engine. Many of us get an annual flu shot to avoid illness. And, most of us wear sunglasses to … Continue reading

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Replacing A Tooth At Time Of Extraction Has Many Benefits

Timing can mean everything. This is very true when people find a tooth needs extracting. When replacing teeth, even a single tooth, many adults now opt for dental implants. We advise dental implants for for several reasons, many that aren’t … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Dentistry For Every Smile!

People often first come to know us by hearing of our advanced technology and offering advanced treatments such as dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. However, the foundation of our practice is general dentistry, or what some refer to … Continue reading

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Missing Teeth Create Social Perceptions

A recent image of Tiger Woods showed him clearly missing a front tooth. Had he not been a known celebrity who could explain the missing tooth was due to a careless cameraman, he may have been perceived in a far … Continue reading

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Mouth Guards V. Mouth pieces. Are they the same?

It is easy to look at a mouth guard and assume that they are only for big football players who get tackled and beat up on a regular basis. Just look at them, they are big and not particularly fashionable. … Continue reading

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The Athletic Edge of Ancient Greek Warriors In A Mouthpiece? Read On!

Really? MouthWear that can … Lower your golf score, put more stamina in your run, add more power to your tennis swing, power you up in about any non-contact sport! Ancient Greek athletes bit down on a leather strap for … Continue reading

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