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If you play winter sports, then you need to care for your smile. If you’re not careful, you can suffer dental issues and even dental emergencies. You don’t want that, do you? Well, our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Brink, would like to help you care for your teeth and gums while you’re playing winter sports by encouraging you to do the following things:

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard can protect your teeth when hard, forceful objects hit your mouth. This can help you prevent knocked-out, chipped, and broken teeth as well as injured gums and tongue.

-Avoid drinking sports drinks: Most sports drinks contain high amounts of sugar. As you probably already know, sugar promotes cavities. It’s best to just drink water.

-Get a checkup every six months: Your six-month checkups are vital for a top-notch oral health. Make sure to visit your dentist regularly for a dental cleaning and exam.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to maintain a top-notch smile while you’re playing winter sports, please contact our dental team in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. We are happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so reach out to Lakeview Dental Care at 810-231-2288 when you get the chance!