Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and they are often unexpected. It could be a sudden pain, a knocked-out tooth, or even a broken jaw. Dental emergencies can leave you in pain and unable to eat or speak properly. It’s important to know what to do when faced with one. Listed below are some tips to prevent dental emergencies.
Practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to clean all surfaces of your teeth, including the back of each tooth and the areas between your teeth and your gums. You should choose a brush with a small head to reach all areas of your mouth easily. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if the bristles become frayed.
You should also floss daily to prevent plaque buildup on and in between your teeth. Flossing not only removes food particles from places a toothbrush can’t reach, but it also helps remove plaque from between your teeth where your toothbrush cannot fit. Use a floss product that is appropriately sized for your mouth, and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you struggle to fit your fingers or the floss between two tightly spaced teeth, you may want to use a waxed dental floss product. Waxed floss slides more easily into place than unwaxed floss products.
Rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash can help protect your teeth against decay from acid and plaque buildup. It can also help strengthen tooth enamel and make teeth more resistant to the effects of tooth decay. Using a fluoride rinse before bedtime can help prevent cavities while you sleep!
If you miss your nightly mouth rinse routine, consider keeping a bottle next to your bed or on your nightstand, so you remember to use it before bed. You can also set the alarm on your phone to remind you when it’s time for a rinse. Just be careful not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes prior to rinsing.
To protect yourself from experiencing an unexpected emergency, see your dentist regularly for routine exams and cleanings. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist right away.
TruCare Dental is equipped with the best dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental treatments. To know more about ways to maintain oral health, call us at 972 864-0000 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to visit the practice located in Garland, TX.
3031 South 1st St #400, Garland, TX 75041
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