Don’t Let Your College Days Ruin Your Smile | Northridge Dentist

student health cal state northridgeBeing a college student means you’re busy with sports, studying, classes, clubs and social functions. Not only are students plagued with the “freshman fifteen”, but it’s the first glimpse into being an independent adult. And while you time begins to become consumed with schoolwork, finding the time to think about oral hygiene or visit your dentist may be forgotten. Here is the problem: some of the most damaging things a college student to can do to their oral health happen to be extremely common among students; drinking energy drinks to pull an all-nighter, late night snacking, drinking alcohol and forgetting to brush your teeth. So, what is a college student to do?

Now that we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and college students around the world are preparing to travel home for the break, why not make yourself a dental appointment? There are going to be lots of gatherings of old friends and family, which means tons of photos and run-ins with people you’ve forgotten about. Wouldn’t you feel better doing that flashing a pearly white grin? Only one way to get there…

Student health is important and keeping your teeth and gums healthy now will help to ensure you have healthy teeth when you are old and grey. Dr. David Lunt DDS encourages Cal State Northridge students to remember their oral health and be sure to have regular dental checkups.

Schedule an appointment today with Dr. David Lunt, DDS by calling 818-885-7230. Visit the website for more information at www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt gladly accepts patients from Cal State Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura and all surrounding areas.

Athleticism Won’t Save Your Teeth | Northridge Dentist

77295850Sports dentistry is essentially the prevention and treatment of oral and facial injuries. Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injuries for athletes, and the majority of these injuries are actually preventable. In fact, the American Dental Association estimates that athletic mouthguards prevents approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. It must be both comfortable and resilient, but it must also be of sufficient thickness to serve the intended purpose. Research stock mouthguards simply have minimal effectiveness in the prevention of both tooth injuries and concussions, especially when compared to custom-fitted mouthguards.

Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding on your mouth protection:

Boil and bite mouthguards. While more economical, mouthguards you find at your local sporting good store are not thick enough and do not provide optimum protection in the prevention of dental injuries and concussions. Even though they represent over 90 percent of the mouthguards purchased today, they can also fit poorly and interfere with speech, breathing and swallowing.

Custom-fit mouthguards. These guards can be more expensive, but they are made to fit the athlete’s mouth with minimal interference to speech, breathing and swallowing. These types of guards can be made to an ideal thickness to prevent dental injuries and concussions.

Performance mouthguard. Designed as much for increased strength, balance and improved athletic performance as it is for tooth protection, these guards utilize repositioning of the bite to better align the athletes head, neck and spine for this increased strength.

Schedule an appointment today with Dr. David Lunt, DDS by calling 818-885-7230. Visit the website for more information at www.davidluntdds.com.

 Dr. Lunt gladly accepts patients from Cal State Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura and all surrounding areas.