Tips for Preventing Dental Injuries

Posted on 2/22/2021 by Karl Olson
Tips for Preventing Dental InjuriesWe really emphasize preventive dental care so the patient does not have to face dental injuries or upsetting dental emergencies. That is why we are focusing on injury prevention in this article. When discussing injury prevention, we first have to go over the common causes for dental injuries.

What Are the Common Causes for Dental Injuries?

Common causes for dental injuries including fall, being struck in the face, or having an accident while playing a contact sport. Sometimes, a dental injury can occur when a patient bites down on something too hard. Bruxism, which involves grinding and clenching the teeth primarily at night, is also a common reason for dental injuries.

Preventing Dental Injuries

Given the above information, it is important to practice safety on the job and during sports play. Always be careful, for example, when you are at work or at a job site, and follow the safety rules and regulations. Use extreme caution when going up and down stairs, and tread carefully over broken pavement. If you regularly play sports, have us make a custom mouthguard to protect your mouth and teeth. The mouthguard should be customized so it adequately safeguards your teeth. If you grind and clench your teeth at night, we can also make a customized night guard for you to prevent you from bruxing while you sleep. Avoid eating candies or foods that are too hard and don't bite down on ice, pens, or pencils. It also helps to avoid biting your nails if you have developed the habit.

As noted, dental accidents don't have to happen. Treat yourr mouth and teeth with care. That includes brushing with a toothbrush with a soft brush head and using a pea-sized amount of an ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. Doing so will go a long way toward keeping your teeth safe and your gums healthy and pink. If you have any dental concerns of emergencies, always give us a call. We can make an appointment that can conveniently be worked into your schedule.

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