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If you are a baseball player who wants to maintain a strong and healthy smile this upcoming season, our Texas Teeth team is happy to give you the tips you need! There are many habits that can destroy your smile if you let them, and we ask that you avoid those habits as much as possible to keep a successful oral health. Those habits are:

Chewing tobacco
Tobacco products are extremely harmful for your smile, especially chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco can cause stained teeth, bad breath, tooth root decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. We know chewing is a big part of the baseball tradition, but we ask that you please avoid it at all costs.

Snacking on sunflower seeds
Even though snacking on sunflower seeds is not fatal to your smile, it is still destructive. Cracking and chewing sunflower seeds can put undue stress on your teeth, which can lead to enamel loss and tooth fractures. The best thing to do is snack on unshelled seeds instead.

Playing with an unprotected smile
Whether you believe it or not, the baseball itself is extremely dangerous for your smile. At any moment, the baseball can be hit or thrown right at your oral cavity, causing extreme injury and even jaw misalignment. The best way to prevent these injuries is to wear a mouthguard while you play.

If you would like additional tips on how to protect your smile during the baseball season, we encourage you to call 972- 270-5113 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Scharla Collins. We care for you and your smile, and we are more than happy to help you in any way we can!