If you’re a fall-sport athlete, then you need to keep your smile in mind while you run, jump, kick, dive, spike, and score. Unfortunately, sports can pose a threat to the teeth and gums, so it’s important to do all you can to keep them in the best condition possible because you deserve a top-notch oral health. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Saad, has some recommendations.
First, wear a mouthguard. Mouthguards are strong appliances that protect your smile when helmets, elbows, knees, balls, and other hard objects hit your mouth. Wearing this guard can help you prevent chipped, broken, and even knocked-out teeth as well as damaged oral tissues. When it comes to your mouthguard options, you can use a stock mouthguard, boil-and-bite mouthguard, and custom-made mouthguard.
Second, avoid drinking sports drinks. These drinks include beverages like Gatorade and Powerade. When you drink these beverages, your teeth are covered in sugar, which means your teeth are vulnerable to tooth decay. So, it’s best to stick to drinking water.
Call Rhome Family Dentistry at 817-636-0608 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team in Rhome, Texas, is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to helping you, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for!