For kids, summer time is for playing outside, swimming, and embarking in all kinds of adventures. But even though it’s a carefree time of year, it’s still important to protect the teeth from harm. Here are some simple ways you can keep their teeth safe as they play from dawn to dusk.
- Wear a helmet and a mouthguard when participating in any contact sport or riding a scooter.
- Frequent swimmers are prone to yellow-brown or dark brown stains on teeth. These spots are the formed when the chemicals in the pool water come into contact with teeth. These stains do not affect the teeth and can be easily removed by our team at Tooronga Family Dentistry.
- When diving one may experience sensitivity or pain in the center of a tooth. It can be due to a cavity trapping air inside the tooth at the low pressure. When the air pressure from the regulator increases in can cause the tooth around the cavity to crumble. During diving biting too hard on the regulators can cause jaw pain, gum issues or tooth pain. It is better to have the teeth checked before scuba diving.
- When at the pool slipping and falling or rough playing are common. These falls can lead to broken teeth. It is important to talk to your kids to be be calm and considerate with their peers and avoid running in wet areas.
The team at Tooronga Family Dentistry wishes you a great time during the summer time.