A large proportion of the population fails to realize the importance of dental and oral health. According to a survey only 58% of the U.S. population goes to a dentist once per year. The negligence eventually ends up in an emergency and you have to run to a dentist.
Here are 5 ways you can prevent a dental emergency as per Kane Dental:
- Regular visits with a dentist
Dental emergencies often result from sudden, excruciating pain. Even though the pain comes as an unexpected guest, the infection takes its time to develop. Regular visits to the dentist ensure that there are no hidden infections developing in your gums or teeth. The doctors will be looking for signs of gum disease, jaw alignment issues, cracked teeth and cavities to catch a problem before it develops into something serious. Having a dental exam once or twice a year can help prevent any dental emergencies that might come your way.
- A teeth first diet
Teeth health is greatly affected by the type of food you consume. While being particular about the foods that are good for your mind and body, many tend to forget about the ones necessary for your teeth.
Many sugary and processed foods are acidic, which can eat away the enamel on teeth. Avoiding soda, alcohol or sugary snacks and sticking to a healthy whole foods diet can drastically improve your teeth health.
- Oral Hygiene
Oral hygiene is vital in preventing dental emergencies. Brushing and flossing every day can help prevent plaque build-up and hence reduce the probability of rushing to a dentist due to sudden pain. However, over-brushing can also lead to tooth decay.
- Use your teeth for chewing only
The basic purpose of teeth is chewing food, don’t use them to gnaw through plastics, opening bottle caps or using them for something they’re not meant to do!
- Protect your teeth
Protecting your teeth is an important step in preventing dental emergencies, or else you’ll have no teeth! Mouthguards are important but often ignored. Whenever you indulge in physical activity, wear a mouthguard to prevent any injury or cracking of your teeth. Whether you’re working on a job site, climbing a tree, playing baseball or having a wrestling match, a mouthguard can always come in handy.
About Kane Dental
Kane Dental is a general, cosmetic and implant dentistry office located in Loehmann’s Fashion Island Centre in Aventura, offering bridges, dental implants, crowns, veneers, Invisalign, bonding and zoom whitening. According to the website, their goal is to “provide a superior level of dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our patients are our most important asset and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients.”
Kane Dental has provided dedicated service to the Aventura area for more than five decades and has emergency hours 7 days a week (including weekends). “The fact that our family has been dentists in Miami longer than most other dental practices is something we are very proud of. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family have the beautiful and healthy smile you always wanted.” – website.