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Now that the weather is warming up, it’s natural to want to play and be active outdoors. However, there are many sports that can harm your smile, so our Adrienne L. Fang, DDS team recommends that you think of your oral health and you do all you can to protect your teeth. Here are five sports that can threaten your smile, so please wear a mouthguard while participating in them:

Bicycling
Bicycling is a hobby that can severely damage your oral cavity. Whether you are a BMX racer, mountain biker, or traditional cycler, there is a chance that a bump or rock in the road can alter the path of your tires and can send you flying face first into the road. When this happens, your teeth can get chipped, fractured, or completely knocked out of your mouth.

Skateboarding
Skateboarding is another hobby that can quickly alter your oral health. Even a small rock can stop your board’s wheels from turning, which can make you crash. It’s best to protect your smile so you won’t suffer from broken, fractured, or cracked teeth when you fall.

Volleyball
Generally, it’s best to spike the ball at the other team, but there are times when the ball will be spiked right at your face, which can harm your chompers and your bite. Even though volleyball isn’t a high-contact sport, there’s still a chance that your oral cavity could be greatly injured.

Baseball/Softball
Baseball and softball are two sports that typically keep your smile safe. However, there are times when the ball could be pitched, hit, or thrown right at your mouth, which could cause major problems. The best way to avoid injury is to wear a mouthguard.

Surfing
As you surf, there is a chance that the wave will send you crashing into the water. When this happens, the board can be sent straight toward your face or you could be sent head first into the ocean ground. This is why smile protection is important.

Mouthguards in Valencia, California, are strong, reliable appliances that can help you avoid a tragic oral injury. If you would like to know more about this appliance or if you have any questions about protecting your smile, please call 661-253-0588 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Adrienne Fang. Our team is here to help you in any possible way we can!