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Dentist Diaries –Visiting Dentist and Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

BY Smile Shapers Napanee

When it comes to emergencies, the mind immediately thinks about ambulances, fire trucks, or maybe even a superhero swooping in to save the day. But we never think about dental emergencies.

Yes, dental emergencies can also happen, and they require you to visit the clinic ASAP! But before you worry about whether or not your teeth issue qualifies as an emergency, take a look at the situations that are definitely emergencies.

Dental Emergency Open Now –Visit the Dentist ASAP!

Knocked-Out Tooth

Imagine you're in the middle of a friendly basketball game when suddenly, the ball hits your face, and apart from breaking your nose, it sends your tooth flying across the court. A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter (even though your friends will be laughing). But, on a serious note, it is actually an emergency for which you should head to the dentist quickly. This is because you have very little time in which the tooth can be re-implanted back to the place. So don't wait around after getting balled.

Severe Toothache

The dreaded toothache visits everyone at least once in their lifetime– a throbbing pain that can bring even the bravest soldiers to their knees. While some toothaches may come and go (they aren't severe), severe and persistent ones could indicate a deeper issue like an infection or abscess.Ignoring it could lead to damage beyond repair, so it's best to seek professional help pronto.

Cracked or Broken Tooth

Crunch! That wasn't the sound of your favorite snack; it was actually you trying to chew your teeth. Whether it's due to a fall (face down),a hit on the face, or biting something hard, a cracked or broken tooth requires immediate attention from the clinic – emergency dental open now to prevent further damage and potential infections.

Lost Filling or Crown

You're enjoying a meal when suddenly, you notice something missing or maybe not getting the familiar feeling that you used to get while chewing– your filling or crown might have decided to escape their place. While it may seem like a minor issue that you can get fixed when you have time, a lost filling or crown exposes the tooth's delicate inner layers to bacteria.This can make the area sensitive and painful. It's best to get it fixed ASAP.

Object Stuck in Teeth

Having a foreign object stuck in your teeth can weaken them and also cause you insufferable pain. Before we suggest that you go to the dentist as soon as something like this happens, we recommend that you keep away sharp and foreign objects away from your teeth. Don't open bottles or tear hard things with your teeth.

Tips for Lifelong Dental Health

Now that we are done with emergencies, it's time to talk about tips that can protect you from some of these situations even happening in the first place. If there is no dental issue, there might be no emergency situation to deal with.

Brush and Floss Regularly

This is something everyone tells you – brush and floss regularly. But there's a reason it's been drilled into us since childhood:'brushing twice a day and flossing once daily' helps remove particles and plaque, keeping cavities and gum disease at bay. This can save you from getting your teeth removed due to bad cavities.

What Do You Eat?

You are what you eat, and your teeth are no exception. Limit sugary snacks and acidic beverages, as they can wreak havoc on your enamel.Instead, opt for tooth-friendly items like fruits and vegetables

Visit Dentist Regularly

Just like your car, your teeth also need regular maintenance(they need it more than your car because they are the entry point of your body!). Schedule twice-yearly checkups with your dentist for cleanings and exams. You don't necessarily have to visit the dentist only to get a procedure done; you can visit them to ensure that your teeth are in good health. This will also give you a feeling of accomplishment.

Protect Your Teeth

If you are always enjoying contact sports (like boxing or wrestling) or grind your teeth at night, use a mouth guard or night guard to protect your pearly whites from damage. Prevention can help you save your teeth from a lot of things –including losing them at an early age because of what you do to them.

Drink Loads of Water

Did you know that saliva plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health? It neutralizes acids, re-mineralizes your enamel, and removes food particles that might hide behind nooks. Stay hydrated throughout the day to keep your saliva healthy and flowing and your teeth happy.

We pay the least attention to our teeth, which can lead to severe and painful issues. Tooth pain is one of the worst pains to bear because there is hopelessness that can't be cured by anything. So, it's better to protect your teeth and be safe than sorry.

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