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Did you know your smile could be in danger during lacrosse season? Well, it’s true, especially if you fail to care for and protect it while you compete. This is why our dentists, Dr. Caesar Ciaglia and Dr. Jean Murphy, encourage you to keep your smile in mind. There are things you can do to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape, and they are happy to tell you all about them. Those things are:

-Drink water instead of sports drinks: Sports drinks can affect your teeth in more ways than you might realize. This is because they have high amounts of sugar, and sugar promotes cavities. If possible, avoid drinking sports drinks and drink water instead.

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a handy appliance that can help you avoid dental injuries, like knocked-out teeth, chipped teeth and more, while you’re competing on the field. This is possible because it absorbs the force applied to the teeth when hard objects hit the mouth.

-Keep up with your oral hygiene: Brushing every morning and night, flossing and rinsing daily, and visiting your dentist every six months can help you have the healthy smile you deserve. These things can give you the strong teeth and gums you need during the season.

To learn more about how to protect your smile in New Lenox, Illinois, please contact New Lenox Dental Group at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 815-485-2345 and we will be happy to give you the information, details and tips you’re looking for. We are excited to hear from and help you!