There’s nothing better than getting outside and playing your favorite sport when the nice weather hits. The feel of a lacrosse stick in your hand, or the leathery crunch of a baseball mitt, is enough to get you in the spring spirit!
But with an estimated 5 million teeth damaged from playing sports every year, what’s the best way to protect your pearly whites when you’re hurling a lacrosse ball on the field?
One effective way to help keep your teeth intact is by wearing a mouthguard. Mouthguards ensure that there’s no damage to the hard and soft tissue by creating a defense against impact. But make sure that mouthguard fits properly, otherwise you risk it falling out of place, leaving your smile exposed!
You can also protect your teeth by wearing a helmet with a face guard. Not only does it keep your teeth behind a barrier, but it helps reduce impact to your head, as well.
At Navarro, we’re proud to be the official dentist of the New York Lizards, so we know a thing or two about sports dentistry. The bottom line? Any sport is a blast, but we want to make your smile last! Keep yourself protected no matter what, and you’ll be avoiding those emergency visits to the dentist in no time.