Published: Oct 06, 2017 | By: Richard Caven
When playing sports like football, basketball and hockey, it’s common for dentists to recommend that athletes wear mouth guards. After all, a high stick, errant elbow or hard tackle has the potential to do a lot to your teeth if the mouth area isn’t properly protected. However, you may be surprised to learn that another sport and leisure activity has the potential to take its toll on your teeth as well – swimming. That's right, swimming. Here’s a look at what you should keep in mind if you have a backyard pool or regularly spend your summer days at the beach:
Additionally, it’s important to see your dentist for regular cleanings so that any potential issues – whether they’re the result of swimming or something else – can be properly identified and treated before they become too severe. For more information on how swimming can affect your teeth, contact Caven Dental today.
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