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If you’re an athlete who is aligning their smile with braces, there is a chance you can break your appliance, experience dental emergencies, and suffer dental problems if you don’t take good care of your teeth, gums, and braces while you practice and play. This is why our orthodontist, Dr. Ronald Champion, strongly encourages you to keep your smile and appliance in tip-top shape by doing the following things:

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is a strong appliance that can fit over your teeth and braces. When you’re playing sports, the mouthguard can protect your teeth and braces when hard, forceful objects hit the mouth. This can help you avoid broken braces and broken teeth.

-Avoid sports drinks: Sports drinks contain high amounts of sugar, which means that when you drink them, you increase your chances of developing tooth decay. So, it’s best to avoid drinking sports drinks and drink water instead.

-Attend your adjustment appointments: Your adjustment appointments are important when staying on track toward your dream smile. They are also important because they treat any wear and tear your appliance suffers. So, keep up with your appointments as much as possible.

For more information and details about how to care for your smile and braces in Modesto, California, please contact Dr. Ronald L. Champion, DDS at 209.575.5888 when you have the chance. When you talk to a member of our orthodontic team, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need!