Nobody wants to have to deal with an emergency dental issue, especially during trying times such as this ongoing global pandemic. Here at Aardent Dental we have acted as an emergency dentist to many of our Perth clients, and seen first hand the stress and discomfort this can cause. To help you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy we have assembled a few of our top tips to help prevent a dental emergency.
Too many sugary treats leads to tooth decay, resulting in tooth pain and worse. Sticky lollies can get stuck in your teeth, causing them to rot, which is why if you must go for that sweet treat you should always reach for chocolate. Sugary carbonated drinks are also particularly bad for your teeth, as are foods with hidden sugars like fruit, crackers, and chips. A golden rule is to always brush your teeth well after indulging, or you might just end up in the chair at our Vic Park dental clinic with a toothache!
Take care with hard foods
Certain foods like nuts, popcorn kernels, and hard candy are especially hard for teeth to bite through, and can cause unexpected damage to even the healthiest of teeth. A chipped or cracked tooth is considered a dental emergency, and if it happens we recommend you book an appointment with your Perth dentists, Aardent Dental Clinic, immediately. Medium hard foods that are crunchy are good for your teeth however, like carrots and apples, as they help scrape plaque off teeth as well as provide valuable nutrition.
Wear a mouthguard
While many group sports are currently on pause, we hope all Perth sports players are able to continue to play rugby, football, and other sports with their close friends or family. To ensure you stay safe you should always wear a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth and jaws from injury.
A commonplace issue that can result in a chipped tooth is attempting to open things with your teeth. This is never a good idea, as while your teeth may seem tough and impermeable there can be hidden damage that can lead to a chip or severe crack once pressure is applied. Regardless of the type of packaging, make the trip to the kitchen drawer to grab that pair of scissors, and prevent giving your teeth avoidable pain!
Keep up your good habits
While it’s understandable that this time can cause stress and anxiety it is important to keep up your personal hygiene routine, and not let brushing and flossing your teeth fall by the wayside. Be sure to watch your alcohol intake also, as it dries your mouth making it susceptible to oral health problems as well as increases the risk of falling and damaging your teeth.
Emergency dentist in Perth
With a strong, experienced team of dentists here at Aardent Dental Clinic in Vic Park, we are ready to tackle any dental emergency you might have, in a friendly and calming manner. From unexplained toothaches, to chipped or missing teeth, we have you covered when it comes to Perth dental emergencies. To ensure great overall oral hygiene we recommend you book a checkup every 6 months, or as soon as it is safe to do so given social distancing advice, at our Victoria Park dental surgery.