How Can You Avoid Dental Emergencies?

Posted by Daniel Tebbi on Jul 21 2021, 08:31 AM

If you experience a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call your dentist as soon as possible. Even if you’re not experiencing severe symptoms, it’s good to call your dentist for preventive care. At Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D, we offer emergency dental services to provide quick relief to our patients. We also serve areas including Sherman Oaks 91403, 91495, 91423, Studio City 91604, Van Nuys 91436, 91411, and Reseda 91335.  

Dental emergencies are preventable through a few easy tips that include:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day will help to prevent plaque buildup. Plaque is a filmy substance that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of oral bacteria. When plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing, it can harden to form tartar. This substance cannot be removed through brushing and flossing alone. It requires professional cleaning to remove it.

Make Regular Dental Visits

The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to make regular dental visits for cleanings and exams. During your dental checkup, we clean your teeth, check for signs of decay, and diagnose any problems. If we do find signs of damage or decay, we can recommend a restorative treatment to protect your tooth from further damage.

Avoid Chewing Ice or Hard Candy

Chewing ice and hard candy can be harmful to your teeth. It can cause fractures or even cause you to chip or lose a tooth entirely. If you are chewing on ice or hard candy, immediately stop and contact our office.

Use a Soft-bristle Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush can help reduce your chances of developing a dental emergency. Hard bristles can wear down the surface of your teeth, causing them to become weak and more prone to damage. Try using a soft-bristle toothbrush and replace your toothbrush every three to four months.

Use Toothpaste With Fluoride

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Use toothpaste with fluoride, which helps strengthen your teeth. Talk to your dentist about the best toothpaste for you. If you use the wrong type, you could damage your tooth enamel.

Wear a Mouthguard When Playing Sports

While mouthguards are not mandatory in many sports, it’s a good idea to wear one. A mouthguard can protect your teeth and gums from serious injuries, such as broken teeth. It can also prevent a concussion.

To learn more about ways to prevent dental emergencies, visit our Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. office at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436, which is quite close to Sherman Oaks 91403, 91495, 91423, Studio City 91604, Van Nuys 91436, 91411, and Reseda 91335. You can also reach us at (818) 789-2034. 

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16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620
Encino, CA, 91436

Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D.

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Tel: (818) 789-2034

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