We are passionate about Sports Dentistry at SmilePlus and focus firmly on helping sportspeople achieve optimum dental fitness.
We’re extremely proud to be Official Dentists to the Scotland Rugby Team, Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors. We are also their official mouthguard supplier to keep the players’ teeth super safe on the pitch.
Our Principal Dentist, Fiona Davidson, has strong sporting connections too – she has been working with the Scottish Rugby Union since 2007 and provides dental care to International, Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes and boxers.
Nobody welcomes dental problems, but teeth troubles can be particularly problematic if you are taking part in an important sporting event. So if you are the sporty type, it’s a good idea to see us regularly to enable us to keep a watchful eye on the health of your teeth. Symptoms often only occur during the later stages of dental disease and may crop up at the most inconvenient moment.
Healthy teeth don’t just look good and function well, they also have an impact on your overall well-being. Infection stemming from gum disease, decay or infected wisdom teeth can travel around the body in the blood stream, settling in other sites (such as injuries) where it can cause problems. A general level of infection (bacteraemia) can cause us to feel below par, which is particularly unwelcome if you are competing at the highest levels in sport.
Sports dentists can provide cover for the treatment of traumatic injuries to the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth at many sporting events. Early management of injuries can be crucial – even if a tooth is knocked out, it can be put back in place, splinted and saved. However, successful replantation is more readily achieved if treatment takes place within an hour of the accident.
As well keeping your body in peak condition, remember to pay close attention to your teeth and gums too. Give us a call on 0131 334 1581 or book online for your free initial consultation if you would like more information about sports dentistry.