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If you’re a swimmer, then you’re likely excited for the new swimming season! Our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, is also excited for you and hopes you reach all your goals and potential this season. While you swim, he encourages you to care for your smile. This is important because there are behaviors that can harm your teeth and gums. So, it’s best to care for your smile by avoiding those behaviors. Those behaviors 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 smile in many ways. It can cause tooth sensitivity, tooth discoloration and tooth transparency. It’s important to protect your teeth while you swim by keeping your mouth closed under water and by using fluoride regularly. Fluoride can help strengthen your tooth enamel.

-Not keeping up on oral hygiene: We understand that swim practice and meets can be tiring, but you should never be too tired to clean your smile. So, remember to brush every morning and night, floss once a day and rinse with mouthwash daily.

Do you have any questions about how to have a healthy smile during swim season in Orem, Utah? If so, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is reach out to Sachs Family Dental by dialing 801-225-4701. We look forward to helping you!