Handling Dental Emergencies for 30 Years
Tripping and falling. Eating hard or sticky foods. Getting struck in the face accidentally. These are all situations that could lead you to losing, cracking or chipping a tooth. In any emergency circumstance, you want to know you’ll be taken care of. Call Vancouver Emergency Dentist whenever you’re concerned about your teeth and mouth.
Dental Care Done Right
Though accidents will always happen, you can do a few small things to reduce the risk of dental emergencies.
First and foremost, daily brushing and flossing can’t be overlooked. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day will contribute to stronger teeth and gums. If you’re unsure of how to do either of these things correctly, come talk with us! If you have children, it’s important to instill these habits and practices early, and we’ll help you teach them the best way to keep their teeth and mouth healthy.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
To prevent mouth injuries while playing sports, always make sure to wear a mouthguard. The DIY boil-and-bite kits can useful in a pinch, but the more you play, the more you’ll benefit from a custom mouthguard. Mouthguards should be used by children and adults to prevent teeth from being knocked out or chipped.
If you’re an adult with a loose tooth or if you or a child is experiencing tooth pain, it’s often wise to stay away from hard and sticky candies and tough foods in general. Give your mouth and teeth a break until you’ve had a dentist examine your teeth. We’ll be able to diagnose your pain and come up with a treatment specific to your needs.
It’s important to keep in mind that while a loose, cracked or chipped baby tooth may not seem like an issue because the tooth will eventually fall out, there are still oral health risks. Baby teeth can be seen as placeholders for adult teeth, and if they fall out too early, that can affect how the adult teeth grow in. Cracked or chipped teeth will also affect a child’s mouth, and untreated issues can lead to root damage.
Receiving Emergency Dental Care
When you’re worried about your oral health, don’t hesitate to call Vancouver Emergency Dentist. We’re proud to provide a wide range of dental services to help you no matter the cause of your tooth pain. Save our number 360-828-7997 in your phone so you’re always prepared for dental hiccups.