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Olympians don't just prepare for the big event
Many athletes spend hours looking their best for the cameras

Getting an Olympic Smile

McKayla Maroney - Olympic Smile (Photo: Reuters) | Irvine Dentist Neda Khodai, Barranca Dental - An Irvine Tradition of Dental Excellence

The London 2012 Olympics, or the Games of the XXX Olympiad if you want to be fancy, is coming to an end. People from all around the world tuned in to watch the games, and the athletes. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many athletes spend a lot of time preparing not just for their sport, but for their television appearance as well. The most eye-catching feature of any Olympian on the podium is their smile, and today Irvine Dentist Dr. Neda Khodai will walk you through the process of achieving an Olympic Smile.

Plain Old Brushing and Flossing

Olympians are great at routines, and it’s no surprise that they find the time to brush and floss regularly. Only requiring a few minutes a day, brushing and flossing regularly is the first step in any dental routine. For athletes, it keeps their mouth healthy so their body can perform at its peak. With athletes such as Michael Phelps eating 12,000 calories a day during the Olympics, it’s no surprise that they take the time to keep their teeth clean.

A Balanced Diet

Eating healthy should be one of your main goals for a healthy smile. Athletes have huge demands placed on their body, and typically eat large caloric diets. They maintain their dental health (and figure) by eating healthy foods and taking vitamin supplements. As most people don’t lead a high-energy lifestyle like an Olympian, eating healthy is critical to your smile and body.

Regular Cleanings

Regular teeth cleanings (usually twice a year) can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks, and keep your mouth disease and cancer free. For athletes who put their bodies under tremendous strain, keeping their heart healthy is a top concern.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Zoom! Teeth Whitening is a great way to get your teeth as bright and white as possible. Many Olympic athletes get their teeth whitened before the events. Teeth whitening procedures are common for athletes and media personalities due to its low cost, high effectiveness, and speed. Zoom! Teeth Whitening is typically completed in about an hour, leaving the athlete plenty of time to get back to training.

Cosmetic Restoration

Heights and speed are a recipe for disaster. While most athletes use mouth guards, many Olympians who do not will experience tooth fractures or loss during training and competing. For cracks and fractures, dentists can repair the damage with a dental Veneer or filling. If a tooth is lost, typically an implant is installed in the mouth.

Contact Us! Irvine Dentist Dr. Neda Khodai

Irvine Dentist Dr. Neda Khodai is ready to talk about your own Olympic smile, or to just schedule a regular cleaning. Call us at 949-553-1111 or click below to get in touch with Barranca Dental Excellence in Irvine, Orange County California. Se Habla Español!

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