Little did you know, your smile could be in danger while you swing the bat, field ground balls and catch baseballs. This is why our dentists, Dr. Tornow and Dr. Child, strongly recommend caring for and protecting your teeth and gums this baseball season. If you do so, you can reduce your chances of suffering dental issues and you can even maintain the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. To help you care for and protect your smile this baseball season, our dentist encourages you to do the following things:
-Don’t chew tobacco: Tobacco is one of the biggest enemies of the smile. In fact, it can cause discolored teeth, bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, root decay and oral cancer. It’s very important to avoid tobacco use altogether.
-Don’t chew sunflower seeds: Cracking the shells of the seeds can apply pressure to the teeth and result in enamel loss and even tooth cracks. It’s best to avoid chewing sunflower seeds or eat the seeds that do not have shells.
-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a dependable appliance that can protect your smile when hard objects hit it, like the ball or even the bat. With the help of the mouthguard, you can prevent knocked-out teeth, broken teeth and more. You can purchase these at sporting goods stores or online.
To learn more about how to protect your smile in Draper, Utah, please contact Pony Express Dental at 385-352-3136 when you get the chance. Our dental team will be happy to give you the tips, information, and details you need to have the top-notch smile you deserve.