Protect Your Teeth During Summer Sports!

Warm weather is here, and that means summer blockbusters, family vacations, and summer sports are right around the corner. The team at Jordan Dentistry are excited to get outside for our favorites: tennis, triathlons, and boating on Lake Lanier. While sports are great for exercise, building friendships, and having fun, they can spell trouble for teeth and dental health! You wouldn’t play baseball without your glove and helmet to protect your body; here are some ways to protect your teeth during summer sports.

children play soccer outside

  • Wear a mouth guard. Teeth can be chipped, broken, dislodged, or knocked out even during non-contact sports like soccer, or in a pickup game of touch football in the backyard, so wear a mouth guard even if it’s not required. Stock mouth guards can be purchased at most stores (make sure you look for one with the ADA Seal of Approval), while serious athletes or those playing contact sports can invest in a custom mouth guard made specifically to fit their mouth.
  • Get regular cleanings. Swimming is fun, but can lead to discoloration called “swimmer’s calculus.” Even good brushing and flossing habits just aren’t enough to combat this in people who swim regularly. Regular cleanings also allow your dentist to keep an eye out for any problems with your teeth before they become serious.  Call us to schedule a cleaning, and we’ll help ensure your teeth look just as great as your 100 meter time!
  • Talk to your dentist. Whether you’re playing soccer, practicing football, going snorkeling or scuba diving, running a marathon, doing gymnastics, or taking up kickboxing, ask us about the ways we can work together to protect your teeth while playing sports. If your teeth are injured while playing sports, call us immediately! Jordan Dentistry offers many services in-house.

Summer sports are great fun and great exercise, but you only get one set of permanent teeth. With the right care and attention, Jordan Dentistry in Cumming can help ensure you keep enjoying your favorite summer sports and healthy teeth!

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