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If you’re interested in having a strong and healthy smile this baseball season, then our dentist, Dr. Michele S Tratos, is more than happy to help you. There are things you can do to care for and protect your teeth and gums while you swing the bat, catch the ball and hit home runs. These things can help you prevent dental issues as well as help you maintain the top-notch oral health you deserve. As you play, it’s best to care for and protect your smile by doing the following things:

-Don’t chew tobacco: Tobacco is very dangerous for your teeth and gums. In fact, it can promote serious dental issues like tooth and root decay, gum disease and oral cancer. It can even affect the appearance of the smile by staining the teeth and it can affect the breath by making it extremely odorous. It’s best to avoid tobacco use altogether.

-Don’t chew sunflower seeds: Cracking the shells of the seeds can apply pressure to the teeth and result in enamel loss and even tooth cracks. It’s best to avoid chewing sunflower seeds or eat the seeds that do not have shells.

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a handy appliance that can protect your smile when the ball or another hard object hits your mouth during the game. This can help you prevent oral injuries like knocked-out teeth, chipped teeth and more. You can find mouth guards over the counter at sporting goods stores or online.

Call Michele S Tratos today at 702-369-8730 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about how to protect your smile in Las Vegas, Nevada. We look forward to helping you!