Dental health is vital not just for adults but also for kids. Unfortunately, many children do not get the dental care they need due to financial limitations. Knowing this, Dr. Justene Doan, a leading dentist in San Diego, teamed up with the non-profit TeamSmile and the San Diego Chargers to give free dental treatments to over 300 youths at the Qualcomm Stadium last October 14.
TeamSmile is one of the nation’s leading advocacy groups that partners with athletic organizations and local dental practitioners to offer free dental services to the area’s underserved youth. During this activity, the kids were given the same triage, treatments, x-rays, preventive care, and education they could receive from visiting traditional dental offices.
Additionally, it has been noted that saliva generated during intense physical activities, including exercising, may contribute to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. With these increased risks, consulting with an experienced San Diego dentist should be made part of any athlete’s maintenance program, or anyone who leads an active lifestyle.
Skilled Poway dentists from dental practices, such as A+ Family Dentistry, that serve the surrounding areas, as well, can help athletes with a dental maintenance program that keeps their dental health in top condition so they may train and play their optimal best. Many people pass up the opportunity to see their dentist until they feel pain. Waiting until trouble starts is not the best way to maintain one’s oral health. It’s important to get on a dental program so that any possible dental problems are identified and treated early on.