March 9, 2018
Our team at Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA knows how easily a dental emergency can spoil your fun. It’s even more inconvenient and disruptive when it strikes during a family vacation or a fun afternoon at your child’s sporting event.
We want to help you avoid dental emergencies and treat them when you can’t.
Today, we’re sharing three ideas for preventing oral injuries this spring!
Dental Emergencies: Planning Ahead Is Key!
You know that not all accidents or injuries can be prevented. But there are things you can do ahead of time to reduce your risk for a dental emergency and to be prepared should they happen at all!
If you or someone in your family is involved in contact sports, you’re especially vulnerable to dental emergencies. The astonishing fact is that many organized sports teams don’t require players to wear athletic mouthguards.
Dr. Rosenblatt can make sure you or your child has a comfortable, custom-fitted athletic mouthguard so teeth and gums are adequately protected come game time!
*Plan Vacation Around Dental Treatment*
This takes some planning, but it’s ideal to get any necessary dental treatment out of the way before you head out for your family’s spring vacation.
If you have a tooth that’s giving you fits, it will inevitably put a damper on your trip. Or if you’ve just had a temporary dental crown put in, you don’t want something to go wrong with it while you’re traveling.
The bottom line is that it’s best to get the dental treatment you need before you leave with enough time to fully heal so that you can enjoy your trip pain-free and problem-free!
Another great idea is to do a little online research before your vacation just in case of a dental emergency. Search emergency dental care near your destination and record any contact information you might need in a moment’s notice. That way you won’t have to waste any time looking for help to save an injured or damaged tooth.
*Water, Water, Water!*
Hydration is essential for total body health. That’s why you should always make sure you’re getting enough water every day of the year.
But during the spring and summer months when people spend more time participating in sports or going on vacations, adequate hydration is even more important when it comes to your smile.
For one thing, dehydration zaps your saliva, which is needed to coat your tooth enamel and to fight bacteria.
When you’re involved in a lot of physical activity through exercise or organized sports, you have to up your water intake to keep the saliva production working properly.
Another reason this time of year requires more water is because we tend to indulge in foods and drinks that can attack your teeth and put you at a higher risk for tooth decay and enamel erosion.
If you’re on vacation, there’s no reason to pass up on sugary desserts! But you can do that guilt-free by rinsing your mouth with water to wash away sweet particles and residue in between brushing and flossing.
Schedule An Appointment!
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, dental emergencies are always possible. If that happens, there’s no reason to be in pain a moment longer than you have to.
That’s because you know to trust Dr. Rosenblatt and our highly-skilled team in Boynton Beach, FL when dental accidents happen.
We’ll do all we can to see you as soon as possible so you can be pain-free, get the dental treatment you need, and protect your smile.