A dental emergency is a situation where immediate action is required in order to prevent the loss of a tooth, stop bleeding, or alleviate severe pain. In short, a dental emergency is not much fun. The good news is that, with proper preventative care, you can greatly reduce your chances of ever experiencing a dental emergency.
Maintaining Strong and Healthy Teeth
One of the most common dental emergencies is a fractured tooth. While a fractured tooth can sometimes arise as a result of trauma—such as when playing a contact sport or being involved in an automobile accident—it most often is the result of biting down on hard food with a tooth that is weaker than it should be.
You can help keep your teeth strong enough to avoid most of these kinds of situations. Simple preventative care such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a good mouthwash, plus regular dental cleanings and checkup visits, can go a long ways towards keeping your teeth strong and healthy.
Preventative Care is Simple
The great thing about preventative care is that it is so easy to do. It doesn’t involve huge amounts of time, either: most dentists suggest that proper oral hygiene practices will consume a total of around 10 minutes per day. Given the significant benefits from this, there really is no reason to not engage in regular preventative care. What’s more, it will help you avoid the costly—and painful—proposition of having a dental emergency.
With all the benefits of preventative care, there’s really no reason not to do it. Here at Solace Dentistry we can be a part of your regular preventative care regimen. Contact us today to set up a time to come in for a cleaning and checkup. We can’t wait to help you keep your smile healthy and strong!