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If you would like to maintain a strong and healthy smile this softball season, then there are things you need to do to care for and protect your teeth and gums while you sit in the dugout, swing the bat, catch the ball and hit home runs. Our dentists, Dr. Richard Choi and Dr. Ryan Choi, are happy to tell you all about those things because they want you to have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. So, to maintain a top-notch smile this softball season, it’s best to do the following things:

-Don’t chew tobacco: Tobacco is very dangerous for the oral health. Tobacco use can promote many dental issues, like bad breath, severely stained teeth, tooth decay, root decay, gum disease as well as oral cancer. It is very important to avoid tobacco use altogether so you can maintain a healthy smile as well as a healthy body.

-Don’t chew sunflower seeds: When you crack the shells of the seeds with your teeth, the pressure applied to the enamel can cause enamel loss and tooth cracks. This can be dangerous for the smile. So, try to avoid chewing sunflower seeds. If you must, you can eat the seeds if they are shell-less.

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is an appliance that covers the entire arch of teeth and protects it from oral injury. In fact, it can help you avoid knocked-out teeth, broken teeth and more while you’re playing the game.

Call Richard Choi, DMD & Ryan Choi, DMD today at 415-986-1491 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about how to protect your smile in San Francisco, California, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!