Dr. Gerald V. Cerdan

When Summertime Sports Lead to Dental Dilemmas

By:  Dr. Gerald V. Cerdan

With the nice weather of summer, school being out, and more vacation time at work being taken, sports activities are usually at its peak during summertime. With the increase of sports activities, often also comes an increase in dental accidents and dilemmas. Some of these dental dilemmas include cracked, chipped, broken, or lost teeth. Because we here at the Winter Haven Family Dentistry are fully aware of the many dental accidents that occur when playing summertime sports, we are telling you all about some dental procedures that you can get done here to help solve these dental dilemmas.

One simple and effective procedure that you can have done when you have a chipped or cracked tooth is dental bonding. Dental bonding is when a dentist places material that is the same color as your teeth on the cracked or chipped area of your tooth’s surface. If you completely break or lose a tooth or are suffering from severe dental damage, then you may need porcelain veneers or a root canal followed by a crown. If a root canal is required, a crown may be necessary to prevent infections or additional fractures from occurring. Many times, veneers and crowns can be made in our office on the same day and are highly strong and sturdy. In fact, porcelain veneers and crowns are known to be sturdier than dental bonding.

To help prevent dental injuries due to summertime sports, wear a mouthguard. The Winter Haven Family Dentistry can have a mouth guard made for you if needed and we can make them in your team’s colors or color of choice! To learn more about different dental procedures and preventative dental care for athletes, feel free to contact us here at the Winter Haven Family Dentistry at 863-293-1108. You can also find information about our practice at our website, winterhavenfamilydentistry.com. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Winter Haven across the street from Bond Clinic.

This column is sponsored by Winter Haven Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and the opinions expressed herein may not reflect those of CFHN or of its advertisers.


BIO: Dr. Gerald V. Cerdan has been practicing dentistry in Winter Haven since 2007.  He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Spear Education, and the Polk County Dental Association.  The team at Winter Haven Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is committed to providing high-quality care for all their patients, and Dr. Cerdan is skilled in using cutting-edge technologies to give patients beautiful smiles they can be proud of.  To schedule an appointment, visit WinterHavenFamilyDentistry.com or call 863-293-1108.

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