How to prevent dental emergencies

How to prevent dental emergencies

For a number of reasons, a tooth can become painful. This pain can quickly become intolerable and may even prevent you from sleeping. To reduce the chances of such an emergency occurring, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  1. If you’re a sportsman or woman, or if you engage in intensive physical activity, it is advisable to wear a mouthguard. Impacts to the head can result in tooth or jaw fractures. A similar device can also be useful for people who clench their teeth.
  2. In children whose adult teeth are erupting, sealants are recommended on the molars. Sealants act as a barrier to bacteria and reduce the risk of decay on the applied tooth.
  3. It is not a good idea to use your teeth to open or cut objects. Our teeth cannot withstand this pressure, which can lead to weakened or fractured teeth.
  4. Be careful when eating certain foods. For example, hard foods such as nuts can cause teeth to break. Soft drinks should also be avoided, as they can dissolve tooth enamel and cause erosion. Of course, you should also cut down on sugary and/or sticky foods to avoid cavities!
  5. The most important tip for keeping teeth healthy is to maintain good dental hygiene and to visit the dentist regularly. It’s the dentist who will be able to identify dental problems early on and avoid an emergency later on.

It’s important to take good care of your teeth so you can eat and talk well, and keep the smile you love. Oral health is not something to be neglected. If you ever feel pain in your teeth, don’t let it become a stress in your daily life. Talk to your dentist as soon as possible!

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