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Top Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies
Overall oral care is very important to make sure you live a healthy life. An issue
with your mouth could end up causing severe pain, swelling and other long-term
problems to your mouth. Therefore, it is very important to take good care of it.
A good practice involves getting your teeth checked and cleaned regularly – at
least twice a year- to avoid dental emergencies.
Importance of Dental Care
Proper dental care ensures refreshing breath, less tooth decay and reduced gum
problems. Moreover, it could improve your overall health as well.
Common Dental Emergencies
Some of the common dental emergencies which we face are discussed below:
Chipped teeth: A chipped tooth causes a lot of pain and swelling in your
mouth. A sudden abrasion with a hard material could cause this problem.
Knocked-out teeth: You could lose a tooth, if you are hit in the face with
something hard. This could cause damage to your general appearance.
Biting your tongue: While talking or eating, you often bite your own tongue
which could be a very painful experience.
A toothache: Swelling of gums results in a toothache which, at times, is so
severe that you can’t even sleep.
Food stuck between teeth: Food particles can get stuck in between your
teeth. If they aren’t removed quickly and remain indefinitely this can cause
tooth decay and other issues.
The problems which you might face because of these dental emergencies are:
Pain: Regardless of the type of dental emergency you have to go through there
is often severe pain to endure.
Swelling: Some dental problems come with a swelling in your mouth, thus
further adding to your problems.
Problems with eating: If you have a dental emergency, you may be unable to
Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies
Here we have devised a list of the things which you can do to avoid basic dental
emergencies discussed above:
Taking Care is the most Basic Thing
The most basic thing which you can do to avoid any sort of dental emergency is
to take good preventive care of your mouth. This requires you to eat healthy,
consume calcium for the strengthening of teeth, and consistent flossing and
brushing after you eat.
Meet your Dentist Intermittently
Your dentist knows more about your oral condition than you do yourself. So, it
is very important to consult him or her every now and then. Ask about healthy
activities which will impart a long healthy life to your teeth. Moreover, if you
face a tooth problem (like knocked out or bruised teeth), then get it fixed
Stop using pointed objects to clean your Teeth
Many of us use sharp objects to clean our teeth. However, if you have food
stuck in between your teeth, do not remove it using a sharp object. You might
end up hurting yourself. You could scratch your teeth or knock one out
completely. A good practice involves flossing and brushing after eating.
Keep yourself aware of your dental conditions. Try to adopt a healthy
lifestyle. Meet your dentist regularly. And keep following our blog for more