A common dental emergency that we see in our office is a cracked tooth. When teeth are extremely worn, from persistent grinding for example, they can crack under the constant pressure. During routine hygiene examinations, we check your teeth for imperfections and problems with the enamel. Most of our patients visit us infrequently during the year, so it is important that they regularly check and feel their teeth for imperfections as well. When you check your teeth regularly, you are often able to spot a problem, such as a cracked tooth.
We are always sharing tips on how to care for your teeth properly. One of our passions is helping our patients understand how to care for their oral health. While we are sure that by now you understand the importance of limiting sugar and thoroughly brushing your teeth, you may not be aware of other ways that you are harming your oral health. There are a number of habits that people have that can harm their teeth and mouth and lead to serious complications with their oral health now and in the future. Certain habits that you don’t realize you have can lead to a serious problem or a dental emergency. Read on to learn if you are guilty of one of these habits.
When you are between appointments at our office, it is important to be mindful of your oral health. Be sure to visually inspect your teeth and gums for a sign or problem. A dental emergency or issue is never fun, but thankfully, our teeth often give a warning sign that there is a problem that needs to be checked in our office. These are some signs to be mindful of:
We don’t know about you, but we cannot believe the holiday season has come and gone and we are already in 2023! We always feel the beginning of a new year is a great time to evaluate your life and see where you can make any improvements or changes. The same is true for your oral health. We want our patients to have optimal oral health so they can avoid a dental problem or emergency in the near future. Accidents can happen at any time, so it is good to be informed of what to do in certain circumstances. Continue reading to learn more about what to do if you or a loved one experience a dental emergency.