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Our dentists and team want your child to have strong and healthy teeth and gums. If your child is a tennis player just starting the tennis season, it’s important to keep his or her smile in mind while he or she practices and competes. This is because there are tennis behaviors that can negatively affect the oral health. If he or she is not careful, your child can suffer the dental consequences. Our dentists and team encourage your child to maintain the top-notch smile he or she deserves by avoiding those tennis behaviors, which are:

-Drinking sports drinks: Unfortunately, sports drinks are loaded with sugar. This means that when your child drinks them, he or she is promoting cavities. Cavities are one of the most dangerous dental issues in the world today. So, instead of drinking sports drinks, drink water.

-Not wearing a mouthguard: There is a chance your child can suffer a blow to the face while practicing and competing. When this happens, your child can experience an oral injury if he or she is not wearing a mouthguard. So, make sure your child protect his or her smile with a mouthguard each time you pick up your tennis racket.

-Not keeping up on oral hygiene: Although practices and matches can be exhausting, your child still needs to clean his or her smile at home. In fact, your child needs to remember to clean your smile twice a day. Make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day and rinse daily.

Call Sunny Smiles Dentistry today at 805-644-5516 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the information you need about how your child can have a healthy smile during tennis season in Ventura, California. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!