Our team at Bell & Bell Dentistry hopes you and your family are enjoying the spring season! Since we’re always here to help you protect your smile, we thought we’d share a few ways you can avoid dental emergencies while you’re out and about enjoying all your favorite springtime activities!
Ways You Can Avoid A Dental Emergency
Although you can’t exist in a protective bubble where accidents never happen, there are ways to make them less likely.
With spring upon us, you definitely don’t want to spend any time in an emergency room or a dentist office because of an injury or dental mishap.
Here are our tips for avoiding dental emergencies this spring!
*Get A Custom Mouthguard*
It’s not too late to protect the athlete in your family with a custom athletic mouthguard from our Frankfort, KY dental office.
Spring sports have begun, but that’s no reason to let yourself, or your child, be vulnerable to disastrous dental injuries.
Professionally-made mouthguards are the best protection for teeth and gums from blunt force to the face and mouth and a great way to avoid the dentist office with an emergency this spring!
*Treat Problem Teeth Before A Trip*
If you have a dental problem, it’s best to get it out of the way before you go out of town for any special trips this season.
Putting off dental treatment is never a good idea, and right before a family vacation is an especially bad time to avoid it.
That’s because you don’t want to be in any kind of pain while you’re trying to enjoy a good time with your family. You also don’t want to risk the dental problem getting worse or leave with a tooth that’s highly susceptible to damage.
We also recommend storing a couple of contacts in your phone of emergency dental service providers in the area you’ll be visiting so you can know where to go in the event of a mishap!
*Rinsing & Hydrating With Water*
Your body will always need water. It’s critical to your overall health.
Water is also an essential part of the prevention of dental problems.
We’ll start with our first reason for mentioning water as a way to avoid dental emergencies.
Hydration is your body’s way of protecting itself from all sorts of dangerous threats to your health. One of those threats is weakened tooth enamel.
Doesn’t sound too dangerous, we know.
But the fact is, drinking plenty of water is what helps you maintain adequate saliva production, saliva your teeth depend on for protective coating against harmful acids.
So make sure that you carry a bottle of water with you while you’re out and about this season!
The second reason water is so helpful to your teeth and gums is that it can wash away bits of food and debris after meals in between brushing and flossing.
If you’re enjoying some leisure time this spring, whether it’s a break from school or a vacation with the family, you’ll likely be splurging on sugary foods. That’s okay in moderation, but what will better protect your teeth despite the sweet indulgence is to rinse your mouth out with water to protect yourself from tooth decay and erosion.
Bacteria and acids can weaken your teeth, which makes them more vulnerable to damage.
Your takeaway here is to always hydrate and rinse when you can!
Make An Appointment
Now, all of the tips we’ve given you today isn’t to suggest that dental emergencies can be avoided entirely.
It’d be nice if that were the case, but you know that accidents happen.
But planning ahead to at least try to prevent dental injuries will benefit you when of if they actually do occur.
It’s also a comfort when you know who to rely on when you need dental treatment in a hurry!
Our team at Bell & Bell Dentistry will do all we can to help you. There’s no need to spend any time this spring inconvenienced or in pain.