Are you someone who tends to run, take part in community sports, work out, play team sports, skateboard, or absolutely anything else that might nudge you into the category of an active individual? How about your children? Do you have kids who play soccer, basketball, baseball, or anything else? When athletics play a role in your life, there are some things that you may not consider that you really should begin thinking about. Did you know that some of your actions in relation to your activities may actually have an impact on your smile? While keeping fit is wonderful for every aspect of your health, it’s also possible to cause your oral health some damage if you’re not super safe. Let’s run some important details by you!
Really: Wear A Mouthguard
Really. We’re not kidding. If you’re participating in any type of sport at all (or if your kids are participating), one of the absolute best things you can do for your oral health is to protect your teeth, the surrounding structures, and more with a mouthguard. You need an athletic mouthguard so just in case something hits you in the mouth (or you end up hitting the ground with your face), you’ve given yourself exceptional protection against broken teeth and more.
Keep Your Smile And Guard Clean
Now, it’s wonderful if you choose to wear a mouthguard. As mentioned, it can offer you truly exceptional safeguarding against oral health injuries. However, if you never clean it or you wear it over a dirty smile or a smile with problems like cavities, then you may be encouraging further problems. Keep your smile clean and healthy. Keep the guard clean. It’s that easy!
Watch Out For Anything That Isn’t Water
If you’re active, then you may find yourself reaching for sports drinks, fancy waters with added enhancements, and more. Don’t forget that these are usually acidic and often contain ingredients that stain. Be mindful of choices to protect your oral health.
Practice Serious Caution!
It’s simple but it’s easy to forget: Just be careful! When you’re thoughtful about the activities you participate in, it’s easier to avoid injuries for your mouth and your whole body!
Protect Your Smile During Your Active Life
If you lead an active lifestyle, consider our suggestions for ensuring you keep your teeth, gums, and more as safe as you can. Come in for a visit in Conroe, TX by scheduling a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Huntsville, and the neighboring communities.