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3 Simple Ways to Avoid Dental Emergencies

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  • July 30, 2019
Dental emergencies can be serious and painful ordeals. To protect your oral health and prevent tooth loss, here are some of the best tips on how to avoid dental emergencies.

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, at any time, and given that any injury to your teeth and/or gums can have potentially grave consequences, it’s important to protect your oral health and seek emergency dental care when you need it.

Ignoring damaged teeth can not only lead to permanent tooth loss, but it will also require more extensive treatment and higher dental costs down the road.

Some of the most common dental emergencies include:

  • Broken or knocked out tooth
  • Bitten lip/tongue
  • Dental abscess
  • Lost dental filling or crown
  • Mouth injury
  • Severe toothache

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3 Tips For Avoiding Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are both costly and painful, and while such events can never fully be avoided, with caution and preventative measures, you can lower your risk of such injuries. Here are 3 simple tips on how to avoid dental emergencies and protect your oral health:

 

1. Practice Regular Oral Care

Practicing regular oral care is one of the most effective and important ways of avoiding unnecessary dental emergencies. Regular brushing and flossing will keep your mouth clean and cavity-free, while regular visits to the dentist will ensure any problems are detected early on, before they become a serious problem.

Remember: Going for a check up or a teeth cleaning is a lot less painful and costly than visiting your dentist when you have a severe toothache or another urgent problem.

 

2. Wear Protective Gear

It only takes one wrong move to crack, damage or even lose a tooth, which can be embarrassing, painful, and costly. If you or your child participate in contact sports or other physical activities such as mountain biking or rock climbing, then you must invest in a custom mouth guard.

In fact, a custom mouth guard can do a lot more than just protect your teeth from injury. They can also:

  • Protect your jaw joints against injury
  • Prevent soft tissues from being injured
  • Reduce the risk of a concussion
  • Prevent any injuries to your jaw or neck

While there are several different types of mouthguards available. A custom-made mouthguard that fits your teeth and your bite perfectly will provide you with the best and most comfortable protection.

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3. Practice Mindful Chewing

One of the simplest ways of protecting your teeth is by avoiding chewing on anything that may cause your teeth to crack or break. You should avoid biting down into:

  • Ice
  • Hard candy
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Bottle caps
  • Plastic packaging

Once your tooth is cracked, it’s very easy for bacteria to accumulate in the crack, causing severe pain and even an abscess. Staying mindful of what you’re chewing on can save you a lot of money and pain in the long run.

 

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To find out more about our emergency dentistry services and how our team can help best protect your oral and overall health, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or fill in our online contact form.

 


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