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By DR REGGIE THOMAS
June 22, 2018
Category: SUMMER
Tags: Sports Prevention  

 

 

 

 

 

With the start of Summer officially here, many people become more active.  Although most summertime athletes have already hit the field for fun, take a look at the following precautions to consider when it comes to keeping your teeth safe as you enjoy playing your favorite sports.

USE A MOUTHGUARD
If you or your kids participate in contact sports this summer, make sure that they wear a properly fitted mouthguard.  Athletes can avoid serious mouth and jaw injuries by using a mouthguard specifically designed for your sport.

BE MINDFUL OF SPORTS DRINKS
While sports drinks can be refreshing after a game, they unfortunately contain high levels of sugar and citric acid, which are known to erode or dissolve the teeth and reduce the minerals in the outer tooth enamel.  The simplest way to prevent sports drinks from damaging your teeth is to avoid them completely and drink water instead.  Water is a great option to keep you hydrated before, during, and after the game.

If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our dental office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,
Dr. Thomas



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