A way you to prevent a dental emergency is to educate yourself and know certain symptoms. I have discussed this on How to Identify a Real Dental Emergency? When you know what you are dealing with, you will be less frightened. Check out the following helpful advice:
7. Watch what you EAT on a daily basis
You are what you eat, and if you eat a lot of sugary foods, then you are putting your oral health at risk. When you love to eat sugary snacks, this will increase the acidity in your mouth.
The bacteria existing in your mouth will feed on these sugary foods. The sugar will energize these bacteria and will carry out acid attacks on your tooth enamel, wiping out the important minerals that protect your teeth.
Constant acid attacks will continue to tarnish the tooth enamel, leading to more cavities. Once you eat something sweet, it needs 30 minutes to 1 hour to normalize the pH levels. To lessen the potential damage, eat the sweet treats with your main meal. Avoid munching on sweet snacks, and if you have kids, train them to snack on fruits instead. Avoid displaying the candies and cookies because it will surely tempt your kids to grab one and eat.
8. Address tooth chips or cracks as soon as possible.
If a damaged tooth fixed, the cracks can be a breeding ground for bacteria, and thus, it will to infection and tooth decay. Ignoring it will make you lose your tooth. If not, you will probably need to undergo a dental procedure like root canal treatment, which is expensive. Addressing a chipped tooth is far more cheaper and easier to do.
9. Deal with your fear of the dentist before anything else
Before you encounter a dental emergency, it is best to have regular check-ups to prevent further damage. It is important to have your teeth and gums assessed before it gets worse. For most people, they don’t visit the dentist often because of an excessive fear of the dentist.
If you continue to experience anxiety, address these fears first. The fear of the dentist is a prevalent issue even for adult. A grown man gets afraid at the sight of blood and needles, but there is no need to worry because a clinic – like Serenity Smiles – exists. I will discuss more on dental anxiety on another post. More dental tips on 3 Tips in Preventing a Dental Emergency (Part 4).
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