Dental Tips for Athletes

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If you’re an athlete, then you need to care for your smile while you practice and play, no matter which sport you participate in. This is very important because if you’re not careful, there is a chance you can suffer dental problems and even dental emergencies. So, to help you care for your smile while you play sports, our dentist, Dr. Jon C. Bauman, encourages you to do the following things:

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a strong appliance that fits over your arch of teeth and protects it when hard, forceful objects hit the mouth. This is possible because the guard absorbs the pressure applied to the mouth, which helps you prevent knocked-out, broken, and chipped teeth.

-Avoid sports drinks: Sports drinks oftentimes contain high amounts of sugar. Although this makes the drinks quite tasty, it also increases your chances of having cavities. So, if possible, drink water instead of sports drinks.

-Care for your smile each day: It’s important that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, rinse your mouth daily with mouthwash, and visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a top-notch smile in Brighton, Colorado, please contact Riverdale Dental Center at 303.659.1920 today. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to giving you the answers and information you need!