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Crucial Tips for Avoiding a Dental Emergency

November 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — demartino_team @ 8:54 am
A young woman suffering a dental emergency in Phillipsburg

As the holidays get closer, more people are taking time off work for friends and family. Some are spending these days at home, while others are using them to visit far-flung relatives. Whatever your own context, though, chances are you don’t want to spend the holiday with a dental emergency in Phillipsburg. You’ll thus want to do what you can to protect your oral health this Winter. Luckily, your local dental practice can help you do so. Here’s a summary of three crucial tips for avoiding a dental emergency during end-of-year festivities.

Remember Regular Oral Care

More than anything else, the best way to prevent a future dental emergency is to have good dental hygiene. In particular, you should brush your teeth twice daily, brush them once daily, and rinse them with mouthwash as needed. That way, your smile will be less likely to suffer decay or infection.

At the same time, it’s also crucial that you use the right dental tools. For example, you need to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months to keep it effective. Likewise, interdental brushes could be useful instead of dental floss.

Take Note of Pain(s) or Change(s)

If and when you notice pain in your tooth, you should get it looked at immediately. After all, a nagging toothache may be due to a cavity or faulty filling. Should the pain disappear quickly, don’t ignore the issue either — a severe tooth infection can sometimes kill a pearly white’s nerve. As such, seeing your dentist sooner would raise the odds of saving your tooth.

At the same time, remember to pay attention to your gums and other oral tissues. You could develop mouth sores or ulcers, in which case you may need dental treatment. At the very least, your dentist would want to investigate such problems.

Prevent Dental Injuries

Many dental emergencies stem from physical accidents. In fact, dentists see lots of tooth injuries caused by contact and non-contact sports alike. Without protection, these incidents can cause a tooth to chip, crack, or fracture, leading to a need for urgent care.

Thankfully, you can prevent dental injuries by wearing a mouthguard. The appliance would cover your pearly whites in a plastic layer, reducing the force they receive.

By following the tips above, you’ll almost certainly avoid a dental emergency in Phillipsburg. Therefore, try to keep them in mind as you enjoy your days off from work.

About the Practice

DeMartino Dental Group is based in Phillipsburg, NJ. As led by Drs. Jeffrey DeMartino and Nelida Garcia-DeMartino, our practice gives patients the best dental care possible. To that end, we offer high-quality preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatments, not to mention emergency smile procedures. Our office is also a certified provider of dental sedation services. For more information or to book a visit, you can reach us on our website or by phone at (908)-859-5260.

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