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Do you want a strong and healthy smile this baseball season? If so, our dentists, Dr. John Tortora and Dr. Munira Sulaiman, are happy to help you. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, you could suffer many dental issues while you sit in the dugout, swing the bat and catch baseballs. It’s best to maintain the top-notch teeth and gums you deserve. To help you do so, our dentist encourages you to care for and protect your smile on a regular basis by doing the following things:

-Don’t chew tobacco: Tobacco is very dangerous for the smile, oral health, and entire health. This is because it can cause discolored teeth, bad breath, periodontal disease, tooth and root decay, as well as oral cancer. It’s best to avoid chewing tobacco altogether.

-Don’t chew sunflower seeds in their shells: When you crack the shells of the seeds, an unnatural pressure is added to the teeth. This can wear down the enamel, resulting in enamel loss and even cause tooth cracks. If you’re going to chew seeds, make sure they are shell-less.

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a dependable appliance that can protect your smile when hard objects hit it, like the ball or even the bat. With the help of the mouthguard, you can prevent knocked-out teeth, broken teeth and more. You can find these online or in sporting goods stores.

For more information and details about how to protect your smile in Brick, New Jersey, please contact John J. Tortora, DDS when you can. When you dial 732-295-1616, our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to helping you!