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Are you a tennis player? If so, your season is just beginning. If you want to maintain a top-notch smile and oral health during tennis season, it’s important to keep your teeth and gums in mind. Unfortunately, there are many habits and behaviors that can harm the smile while you play tennis. Our dentist, Dr. Brent D Pulley, encourages you to care for your smile by avoiding those habits and behaviors, which are:

-Drinking sports drinks: Little did you know, sports drinks can cause cavities. This is because they are loaded with sugar. The sugar forms plaque on the smile and the plaque attacks and harms the teeth. Instead of drinking sports drinks, drink water.

-Not wearing a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a handy appliance that can protect your teeth and jaw when you suffer a blow to the face while competing. It’s important to wear a mouthguard because it can help you prevent knocked-out teeth, broken teeth and more.

-Not keeping up on oral hygiene: Although practices and matches can be exhausting, you still need to clean your smile when you get home. In fact, you need to remember to clean your smile twice a day. Make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day and rinse daily.

If you have any questions about how to have a healthy smile during tennis season or any other sports season here in Phoenix, Arizona, please contact Desert Foothills Dental today at 480-460-1911. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need!