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Our prosthodontist, Dr. Nicholas Kondon, wants you to have the top-notch oral health and smile you deserve. If you’re a swimmer who is just starting their swim season, it’s important to keep your teeth and gums in mind. If you don’t, there is a chance you can suffer the dental consequences. Unfortunately, there are swimming behaviors that can negatively affect the smile and oral health. It’s best to avoid those behaviors at all costs. They are:

-Drinking sports drinks: Unfortunately, sports drinks can cause tooth decay, which is one of the most serious and dangerous dental issues. It’s important to prevent tooth decay as much as possible. So, instead of drinking sports drinks, drink water.

-Not protecting your teeth from the chlorine: Chlorine can affect your teeth by causing sensitivity, tooth stains and tooth transparency. You can protect your teeth from chlorine by keeping your mouth closed under water and by scheduling a checkup with a fluoride treatment early in your season.

-Not keeping up on oral hygiene: Although swim practices and meets can be exhausting, that doesn’t mean you should excuse taking care of your smile when you get home. Make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily.

Call our office today at 978.369.9090 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need to have a healthy smile during swim season in Concord, Massachusetts. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!