iStock 1145670757 Some people love summer, and it does have its great points. However, others can’t wait until fall finally rolls around – it is much more fun to get outside and play your favorite sport when the heat isn’t sweltering and the air is a bit cooler! But no matter what sport you play or what plans you have for the fall, you should always take the time to make sure your teeth are protected, to avoid pain and problems later. Read on for some ways to ensure your teeth are taken care of while you are outside playing fall sports! 

Get a mouthguard

You may think mouthguards are just for kids, and you may think mouthguards are only necessary for high-impact sports. However, mouthguards are important for adults too, and they should be used even if you are only playing flag football. When lots of people are running around, it can be easy to come into contact with a stray elbow or a fast-flying ball. A mouthguard is especially important to protect your mouth if you wear braces. You can ask your dentist what kind of mouthguard he or she recommends. 

Take care of your teeth!

Even when you aren’t on the field, you can protect your teeth – by brushing, flossing, eating healthy, and seeing your dentist twice a year. Healthy teeth are strong teeth! 

See your dentist ASAP if there’s a problem

If you do have a broken tooth or a tooth that is cracked, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. Damage to a tooth allows bacteria to get in, which can mean infection and pain. Your dentist can protect you from infection and repair your tooth. 

If you are one of those people who hates the summer heat and loves fall sports, you are probably anxious to take advantage of the cooler weather and have some fun.  Enjoy your fall, and call the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry in Houston, Texas, for a dental checkup or if you have any problems with your teeth. Call (713) 668-2289 today to make an appointment!

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