Tips To Keep Your Smile Safe From Dental Emergencies [BLOG]
One of our top priorities at Patrick Stuckey, D.D.S. is to make sure you and your family’s smiles are healthy and beautiful.
It’s why we go above and beyond when you’re faced with a dental emergency in the Ruston, LA area.
We have the training and technology to treat a host of dental problems so you’re out of pain and safe from oral health threats that often stem from accidents and injuries.
In that spirit, we’re sharing some tips for how you can avoid dental emergencies in the first place and reminding you that we’re here to help when you can’t!
Tips To Avoid Dental Emergencies & Keep Your Smile Safe!
Follow these helpful tips so your smile is strong and safe this summer!
*Get A Custom Mouthguard*
At Patrick Stuckey, D.D.S, we see many parents who want a custom athletic mouthguard for their child athletes. Too often, it’s only after they’ve learned the hard way that mass-produced guards from the sporting goods store didn’t quite cut it.
That’s because those aren’t made to fit and will likely hinder breathing and fail to protect the mouth from injury when it matters most.
Dr. Stuckey and our team will make sure your child’s mouthguard fits properly and comfortably so that any impact or damage from blunt force to their teeth, gums, and lips will be minimized.
*Prevent Damage To Your Tooth Enamel*
During the summer, it’s likely you’ll find yourself opening packages or gifts at birthday or graduation parties, bridal or baby showers, or perhaps to get all the toys and rafts ready for a day at the pool with the kids.
It’s important to use the right tools at times like these instead of your teeth.
Using your teeth to tear or break hard plastic pieces rather than what they were designed to chew is the perfect way to end up at the dentist office with an emergency need.
*Strengthen Teeth With The Right Nutrition*
With family vacations and other special events during the summer months, you’ll probably be eating and drinking some of the sweeter treats you normally wouldn’t.
That’s fine in moderation, but too much sugary, acidic foods and drinks in your daily diet is bad for your teeth.
One of the ways you can keep your teeth healthy and strong is to fuel it with the right nutrition.
That means drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration and dry mouth.
Your tooth enamel depends on good salvia flow to fight bacteria and coat your teeth so they’re safe from acids.
It also means eating lots of fruits and veggies so your jawbone and teeth get the vitamins and minerals they both need to preserve your healthy smile.
But when you do enjoy sweet treats now and then this summer, try to avoid hard candies that can break or chip your teeth. Also remember that dark, sticky candy can also leave their mark on your smile with stains and tooth decay.
You can rinse your mouth with water, as well, to wash away the debris from these indulgences so harmful bacteria won’t have anything to feed on in between brushing and flossing.
Make An Appointment
When it comes to preventing dental emergencies, you’re at an advantage when you take good care of your teeth and gums.
But sometimes, accidents happen despite all you do to avoid them.
That’s okay as long as you trust the right team, which is ours at Patrick Stuckey, D.D.S.!
Your oral health is vital to your overall health, which is why you can trust we’ll do all we can to give you the right treatment so your out of pain, and your smile is safe this summer!