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Tennis is a great sport. It’s a sport full of technique, hard work and dedication. As you’re working hard this new season, our dentist, Dr. Sherif Gabr, encourages you to keep your smile in mind. Unfortunately, there are behaviors involved in the sport that can harm your teeth and gums. It’s best to avoid those behaviors if you want a top-notch smile and oral health. You don’t want to worry about dental problems this season, do you? Well, to have the best smile and oral health possible, it’s best to avoid the following behaviors:

-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 can help you prevent oral injuries (like knocked-out teeth, broken teeth and more) while you play. It’s very important to wear it regularly so you can maintain a top-notch smile and oral health.

-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.

For more information and details about how to have a healthy smile during tennis season in Bristol, Connecticut, please reach out to Modern Dentistry of New England today at 860-582-4485. When you contact our dental team, we will be happy to give you the answers and help you need.