Summer has finally arrived, which only means baseball is in full swing (no pun intended). Whether you’re the biggest baseball fan alive, or your son plays high school ball, it’s important to learn the 3 strikes against teeth that can directly affect not only oral health, but overall health as well. In our previous post, our dental care experts here in Woburn started giving readers baseball habits that are damaging to health; catch up by reading our previous post directed at chewing tobacco.
2 More Strikes Against Your Teeth and You Could Be Out (of teeth)!
Although it’s not seen as fatal to snack on sunflower seeds every now and then, it isn’t a great habit to have. Breaking sunflower seeds open with your teeth is not the best treatment for your teeth. The habit formed back in the 1950s and 60s as a 180 from chewing tobacco, but there’s no getting away from the stress it has caused teeth. Chewing sunflower seeds endlessly throughout your baseball career can lead to enamel reduction and even dental fractures. If you have to have something in your mouth while playing ball, try eating an equally as salty snack, unshelled sunflower seeds.
Break your bad habit today!
There’s no doubt about it, baseball players and even some fans, have developed habits that are not great for oral health. If you or a loved one are not following the best practices when it comes to baseball habits, it’s important to take a stance on oral health! Stay tuned for our next blog: Baseball Habits To Avoid. In the meantime, catch up by reading our previous post, and/or make an appointment with the leading dental care facilitators in all of Woburn. Call us for an appointment or reach out to us online now!