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Are you a lacrosse player preparing for the upcoming season? If so, good for you! You’re likely working on getting better, faster and stronger. Our dentist, Dr. Sonney L Chong, also encourages you to work on ways you can help your smile this season. Unfortunately, there are things that can harm your teeth and gums if you let them. So, it’s best to care for and protect your smile by doing the following things:

-Drink water instead of sports drinks: Sports drinks are loaded with sugar. Sugar promotes cavities. So, it’s best to avoid sports drinks and drink water instead. If you need to drink sports drinks, make sure to rinse with water and clean your teeth when you can.

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard can help you avoid dental injuries when hard objects hit your mouth during practices and games. In fact, a mouthguard can help you avoid knocked-out teeth, broken teeth and more. You can find a boil and bite mouth guard online or at your local sporting goods store.

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse daily, and attend your checkups every six months. Doing these things can help you have a clean and healthy smile during lacrosse season.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to protect your smile in Sacramento, California, please contact Sonney Chong DMD when you get the chance. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need if you just dial 916-421-3057 now!