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Tennis season is just beginning, which means you’re most likely thinking about all the goals you want to achieve this season, how to improve your tennis serve, how to improve your backhand and more. Another thing you should be thinking of is how to care for your smile. Our dentist here in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, strongly encourages you to care for your teeth and gums regularly by avoiding tennis behaviors that can harm the smile. Those behaviors are:

– Drinking sports drinks: Sports drinks contain high amounts of sugar. This means that when you drink them, you are promoting the development of cavities. Cavities are very dangerous and destructive. So, please drink water instead of sports drinks.

– Not wearing a mouthguard: There is a chance you can suffer a blow to the face while you’re practicing and competing. When this happens, you can experience an oral injury if you’re not wearing a mouthguard. So, make sure you protect your smile with a mouthguard each time you pick up your tennis racket.

– Not keeping up on oral hygiene: Tennis can be exhausting, but that doesn’t mean you should excuse taking care of your smile. In fact, you should still brush your teeth twice a day, floss and rinse daily and attend your checkups every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

To learn more about how to have a healthy smile during tennis season and other sports seasons in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, please contact Morrison Dental Group today at 757-874-5511. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to help you. So, please don’t be afraid to contact us. We look forward to helping you!