By 4 Dental Health
October 23, 2014
Category: Oral Health
When we think about dental emergencies we often think about a tooth being knocked out while playing a sport. True, dental injuries can occur during a rowdy game, but there are several other culprits out there that require a speedy trip to the dentist. No one wants to take a sudden trip to visit their dentist in Layton unless they need to. So here are some of the most common emergencies and here’s what you can do to stave them off in the future.
Protect Your Teeth With A Mouth Guard
It might seem like a given but you wouldn’t believe the number of dental injuries that could have been prevented if people had just worn their mouth guards. In fact, according to the Journal of the American Dental Association, approximately 13-39 percent of all dental injuries are sports-related. Yikes! It sure gives sports a bad rep.
Don't wait until it is too late, it is easy to protect you smile! Just remember that in order to guard your teeth during ruckus game play, you will need to wear your mouth guard at all times. This goes for any sport—football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer…the list just continues. If you want to be able to show off that perfect smile then see your dentist in Layton about what mouth guard would be right for your athletic endeavors.
Buckle Up For Safety And For Your Teeth
It might be the most obvious and overstated recommendation in the book, but it’s there for a reason. One study found that about 34 percent of participants with dental injuries were the result of car accidents. So, next time you get in the car always take a second to buckle your seat belt.
Also putting your child in a child car seat will protect him or her, as well. If you’re wearing your seatbelt during a collision, it’s far less likely that you or a family member will have to seek a cosmetic dentist in Layton. Spending the day dealing with both a car accident and dental emergency isn’t our idea of fun. Make sure to take care of yourself while you’re on the road.
Strong Oral Hygiene
If you take care of your teeth, they will take care of you. It might seem corny, but it’s true. If you brush twice a day, floss once a day and try to follow a healthy diet, your teeth and gums will thank you. The main reasons for tooth loss are decay and gum disease. If you’re seeing your dentist in Layton twice a year and taking care of your teeth in the comfort of your own home, you can prevent a lot of dental emergencies from occurring.
Here are just some ways you can prevent sudden dental problems from happening to you. Taking care of yourself should be your number one priority. We sure know it is for us!
Call 4 Dental Health
If you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Layton, then call us immediately at (801) 889-1044.
Have you have a dental emergency? How did you handle it? Tell us about it, we would be very interested to hear about it!