Swimming Season: Tips From Your Oral Surgeon!

We know that one of the most amazing things about summer is how freeing it feels! You’re suddenly no longer bundling up in a chunky sweater, as you sit indoors but are instead throwing on your swimsuit, jumping into the pool, and spending lots of time outdoors! While the less inhibited sensation that comes with this shift in weather is lovely, remember that it can also bring with it some unforeseen oral health threats. The bad news? You could end up losing a tooth or dealing with other damage! The good news? Our Rohnert Park, CA oral surgery team can help you navigate swimming season, so you have fun … and all without a smile care in the world!

Tip: Always Walk! Don’t Run.

Yes, we know that your summertime fun can make you feel so footloose and fancy free that the idea of running and then cannonballing into the pool sounds delightful! However, if you don’t make it to the pool because you end up slipping, then it’s not worth it. Our team wants you to remember that when you’re doing your best to prevent facial trauma, missing teeth, and more, that you should always walk when you’re in slippery environments, rather than run.

Tip: Make Good Choices.

About those good choices that you should be making during swimming season: Of course, “walk don’t run” is easy to remember. However, what else can you do? Generally speaking, we encourage you to think about the best option in each scenario when you’re swimming. What’s the best and safest way to get out of the pool? What’s the best and safest way to get into the pool? When you consider the details, you’re creating circumstances our oral surgery team is certain offers you much greater smile protection.

Tip: Consider Your Surroundings!

Of course, it’s easy to get distracted when you’re having fun! However, whether you’re swimming with just one other person or you’re attending a pool party, our oral surgery team reminds you to keep something in mind: Always consider your surroundings! How many people are in the pool, can you jump in without landing on someone, etc.? That way, you keep your smile safe (and everyone else’s smiles safe, too!).

Tip: Call Us When You Need Us!

Did you dislodge a tooth? Feel like you’ve damaged your dental implant? Dealing with some other concern? Talk with our oral surgery team ASAP, so we can see you, treat you, and get your smile back on track toward optimal structure and health.

Receive Care From Our Oral Surgeons

Don’t let summertime fun get the best of you, which can include facial trauma and oral injuries from swimming-related dangers! Remember that we are here to offer advice and to help you if you require oral surgery! Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.