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Baseball is a great sport. In fact, it’s America’s favorite past time! But that doesn’t mean everything about it is great. In fact, there are baseball behaviors that can harm your smile and negatively affect your oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Blake Dayley, encourages you to avoid those behaviors so you can maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums this season:

-Drinking sports drinks: Sports drinks are loaded with sugar, which means they promote cavities when you drink them. It’s best to drink water instead. But if you have to drink a sports drink, chase it with water, rinse your mouth or clean your smile afterward.

-Using tobacco: Tobacco can severely harm and damage the smile and oral health. It can even affect your entire health. It’s very important to avoid tobacco use. If you need help quitting the habits of chewing or smoking tobacco, you can call our office and ask for tips.

-Chewing tooth-harming products: Sunflower seeds and sugary gum can promote dental issues. So, it’s best to chew shell-less seeds and sugar-free gum. This is because the shells of sunflower seeds can crack the tooth enamel and the sugar in sugary gum can promote the development of tooth decay.

For more information and details about how to have a healthy smile this baseball season in Boise, Idaho, please contact Dayley Family Dental and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 208-321-1141 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!