It is our best ally when it comes to maintaining our glucose levels that can affect our oral health causing oral infections and tooth decay. And also, it acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory. And summer is a sensational season to enjoy outdoor sports activities. However, some of the sports we practice during summer vacations can endanger your oral health. We tell you some information:
Water sports such as diving or swimming can lead to undesirable consequences for our teeth.
- Swimming: Swimmers who train about six hours a week in pools treated with chlorine and other chemicals that increase the pH of the pools causing a breakdown of salivary proteins that lead to greater accumulation of dental plaque and known dark spots as the “swimmer’s tartar.” Solution? Simple: A professional dental prophylaxis performed under the supervision of your dentist in Valencia.
- Diving: Did you know that Spain is among the 5 European countries that receives the most diving tourism? Its attractive sea beds make our coasts a perfect destination for scuba divers.
However, it is an exciting sport that can also affect the oral health of those who practice it.
The great pressure that divers endure under water and the force with which the air regulators bite give rise to the “Diver’s Syndrome”. It can lead to severe pain in the jaw, as well as the front of the teeth. And all this is accentuated if the diver also has cavities, gum disease or other previous oral problems. It is very important to know that, if you also use dentures, you are in danger of swallowing it, which makes it essential to have a preventive consultation with your dentist in Valencia before starting the holidays.
Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, etc. They are some of the sports that most require oral and facial protection, although their use is not obligatory but highly recommended.
The practice of outdoor activities and sports necessitates the use of mouthguards that avoid possible dental injuries resulting from an accidental blow or fall. In case this situation occurs, do not hesitate; keep calm and go to your dentist in Valencia as soon as possible.
If you are also a bruxist patient, do not forget to pack your occlusal guards or splints, since if you spend time without using them, when you return from vacation, they may not adjust well.
And, according to the AGD (Academy of General Dentistry), the use of mouthguards prevent about 200,000 injuries at the end of the year, protecting its users from damage to teeth and jaw, lip and mouth cuts, apart from orthodontic treatments and oral orthopedics
And finally, do not forget that your teeth are not scissors, not can openers or bottle openers. They are made to chew and bite, but not to open bags of chips or soda bottles. Doing so can be very harmful, and can damage them and cause them injuries.
So, before leaving for the summer, our recommendation is that you make an appointment online or through your phone. 96 3303344 or 96 0500242 or on our website www.clinicadentalponssoria.com and consult with your dentist in Valencia to safely enjoy your summer sports.
And remember that we do not close during the month of August and we will continue attending you at our clinic in Alfredo Torán y Olmos, 7 (corner Avda. Francia, 27).
During the month of July we will be happy to assist you in our clinics in Alfredo Torán y Olmos, 7 (corner Avda. Francia, 27) and Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, 37 – under right. Valencia.
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