Keep Your Teeth Safe During Outdoor Activities
Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Balboa Victory Dental, we want to make sure that all of our Encino area residents are as well-informed as possible when it comes to the health and safety of their teeth. We spend a lot of time and energy helping people ensure that their mouth is as clean as possible; however, certain events can happen that can damage your teeth, no matter how clean they are. In today’s post, we are going to pick up where we left off last time and continue to go over some of the riskiest outdoor activities for people’s teeth. We hope that by the end of this blog, you are more aware of the activities that are dangerous and are able to take the necessary steps to ensure that your teeth are not damaged when enjoying these activities. Continue reading below to learn more.
Treat Your Teeth Right. They Deserve It
Unless you are ready to spend quite a bit of time and money replacing missing teeth, chances are good that you would like to make sure your natural chompers last as long as possible. A good oral hygiene regimen coupled with avoiding dangerous foods can go a long way in making sure that your teeth stay healthy. However, it is also important to guard your teeth against chipping, breaking, and, most of all, getting knocked out. Below, we have listed a few more outdoor activities that pose a risk to your teeth.
- Sports: Whether you enjoy playing a pickup game of basketball, a friendly game of kickball, or a little ultimate frisbee, sports have, traditionally, been one of the most dangerous activities for a person’s teeth. While organized sports, such as those played in high school and college, tend to require the use of mouthguards, less organized sports leave tooth protection up to the individual. If you enjoy playing sports with your friends, you may want to look into purchasing a mouthguard. It may not be the “coolest” accessory, but if you take a kickball to the face, you’ll be happy that you have a little protection.
- Rock Climbing: This outdoor activity is dangerous for your teeth, just maybe not in the way you first assume. Falling while rock climbing is, understandably, a bad situation. Luckily, most people tend to use ropes and anchors to make sure that a small slip does not result in death. Not so luckily, these ropes and anchors have a nasty tendency to whip climbers against the rocky face they are trying to scale. When this happens, there is a chance that the climber will hit their face against some sort of hard protuberance. Even a small fall can result in a tooth getting knocked out so, once again, we suggest that you wear a mouthguard during this activity to make sure that your teeth are as protected as possible.
Thank you for reading our short blog series on outdoor activities that are dangerous for your teeth. As always, if you are interested in learning more about our Encino dentist office and the services that we provide, please visit our website or give us a call today.