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How to Avoid Dental Emergencies This Summer

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wethersfield @ 2:35 am
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Summer is here, and you and your family deserve to enjoy it to the fullest. That looks different ways to different people, but there’s something that just about everyone would like to avoid—dental emergencies.

A chipped tooth or a cavity can derail your summer fun, so here are some tips you can use to stop those problems from happening.

See Your Dentist Early

While it can seem like toothaches come out of nowhere, the fact is that most of them are the result of a long period of decay that leads up to the issue. That being the case, most dentists will be able to catch the decay and gum disease that would cause a dental emergency before they become serious.

By taking a trip to the dentist’s office before heading off to your summer vacation, you can ensure that you and the rest of your family are in the clear of any serious oral health problems.

Watch What You Eat

One of the best things about summer is the food. Barbecues, watermelon, ice cream—everyone has their favorite summer treat, and summer doesn’t quite feel complete without a little bit of all of them.

However, there are some summer foods that could potentially do some damage to your family’s teeth. Hard popsicles, for example, are an easy way to crack a tooth. Be sure to stick to softer, more tooth-friendly foods if you don’t want to have to run to the dentist’s office.

Follow the Pool Rules

At first you may wonder what swimming has to do with dentistry, but as it turns out, pools are some of the most frequent sources of dental emergencies that there are. When kids come up suddenly from under the water it’s easy to catch a headbutt to the chin. There’s also the issue of running and slipping around the pool or diving face-first into shallow water.

You should make sure that everyone in your family is being as safe as possible while swimming. If you need a little extra protection, you may also want to get your child fit for a custom mouthguard—that way, you can have a little extra piece of mind while you’re on vacation.

About Our Practice

At Wethersfield Dental Group, the patients that we see are much more than just a set of teeth to us, and we do everything that we can to make sure that they know that. That means that you’ll not only get the latest and greatest in oral medicine, but you’ll also receive customer service that is second to none. We love caring for patients of all ages, so no matter who you are, we can promise you the care that you deserve.

If you have any questions about dental emergencies, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (860) 400-3007.

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