Wimbledon and Oral Health

Wimbledon is one the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts.

A winning smile for the cameras is imperative and thus good oral health needs to be maintained. Unfortunately, there are many habits sports players have that can harm the smile whilst playing tennis. These include:

Drinking sports drinks:

Sports drinks can cause cavities. This is because they are loaded with sugar. The sugar forms plaque on the smile and the plaque attacks and harms the teeth. Professional tennis players usually drink sports drink and water. This minimises the attack on teeth and decrease the risk of dehydration but they are then still able to maintain blood glucose concentration. 

Not wearing a mouth guard:

A mouth guard protects your teeth and jaw when you suffer a blow to the face while competing. It’s important to wear a mouth guard because it can help prevent serious damage to your teeth.

Not keeping up on oral hygiene:

Although practices and matches can be exhausting, you still need to clean your smile when you get home. In fact, you need to remember to clean your smile twice a day. Make sure to brush twice a day and floss once a day.

As a tennis player, a winning smile and oral health must be maintained. When Sir Andy Murray arrived on the starting line of London Marathon, it wasn’t his running prowess that sent the media in frenzy; rather many eyes were trained on Murray’s bright new set of teeth, which looked distinctly straighter.  


We are proud to offer our patients Smile Makeover treatments. The process involves the patient in the design of their winning smile through a choice of treatment options.

For more information on Smile Makeovers or maintaining a healthy smile during sports season, please ring Smile Dental Care on 0116 246 0795.