Posted by: Javier Portocarrero
In sports, there is always the constant risk of injury. A May 25, 2014 article on The Age reports on a relatively minor yet harrowing injury that afflicted a certain football player:
“As far as punishments for dropping sitters go, this would be up there.
With the halftime siren imminent, West Coast AFL youngster Elliot Yeo dropped a gimme just out from the goal square, before being collected by Collingwood defender Jarrod Witts at the MCG on Saturday night.
The impact of the knock smashed Yeo’s two front teeth, prompting a halftime search for the missing incisors.
Yeo could see the funny side after his team’s eight-point loss, tweeting “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” but no doubt he’d agree with his coach Adam Simpson’s assessment.
“It was a big knock but he should have taken the mark,” Simpson said.
To his credit, Yeo emerged after the break and finished an impressive match with 19 touches and a goal.”
Contact sports like Australian rules football aren’t the only things that put people at risk of losing their teeth. Athletes and ordinary individuals who are at risk of losing─ or have already lost─ their front teeth need help that can be provided by a practice that offers effective Mesa dental care.
There are different reasons why people lose their teeth. Physical trauma caused by sudden force can cause teeth to fall out the same way Yeo’s incisors did. Tooth grinding and poor lifestyle choices, like following a nutritionally insufficient diet or smoking, can increase the risk of teeth falling out.
Fortunately, Mesa residents who lost their teeth do not have to worry about their mouths’ appearance. Applying dental implants in Mesa, AZ is one sure way of restoring the shape of one’s mouth. The jawbone shrinks in the absence of a tooth, so a dental implant by a reliable practice like Alluring Smiles can help maintain the structure of their face.
Moreover, dentists will also check the condition of the patient’s other teeth and do whatever is in their power to ensure the good health of the patient’s teeth. They will ensure that whatever genuine teeth their patients have left will last for a long time.
Ultimately, tooth loss should not be permanent, as there are dental professionals who will ensure that a good smile will never be far away.
(Source: West Coast’s Elliot Yeo has front teeth knocked out, The Age, May 25, 2014)