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You have no idea that when you experience a dental emergency, however, if you do, you should be relieved to know that emergency dental care is available at Edmonton Emergency Dental Clinic, 24x7. Whether your kid knocks a few teeth while playing on the ground or whether you chip your front teeth while playing football, getting the emergency dental treatment you need is convenient and accessible.
However, meanwhile you should take first aid treatment in effort to prevent loss of blood or stop condition from worsening. Here we are listing a few first aid treatments for dental emergencies.
Knocked out tooth:
1. Try to find the lost tooth. If you find no success in locating the knocked out tooth. Don't forget to check in the mouth where the tooth should have been to ensure it is not caught in the soft tissue.
2. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it properly with water. Do not remove any tissue fragments or any attached tissue. Put the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva. If it is not feasible, put the tooth in a cup of water.
3. Time is crucial factor in case of saving the tooth. So, visit the dentist ASAP.
Broken or chipped tooth:
1. Properly clean the affected area with warm water
2. Don't let the tooth come in contact with cold liquid or even air
3. In case of swelling, place a cold compresses on the area of the injured tooth.
4. Visit the dentist immediately
Bitten tongue or lip:
1. Use a clean cloth to apply the direct pressure to the bleeding spot
2. If you see any swelling, apply a cold compress
3. If bleeding continues, then visit the emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Orthodontic issues (problems with retainers and braces):
1. If a projected wire is creating irritation, envelope the end using a cotton ball, a piece of gauze or beeswax until you visit the dentist.
2. If a loose wire gets caught in the check, do not try to remove it. Visit the dentist instantly.
3. If a piece of an appliance breaks off, or becomes loose, keep the piece and appliance in a clean jar and take the patient to the dentist.
1. Clean the mouth with warm salt water in order to remove any food that may be stuck in between the teeth. Use dental floss to clean out the food that may be lodged in between the teeth or cavity.
2. Visit Edmonton Emergency Dental Clinic as soon as possible.
You can easily reach us in case of an emergency by calling on 587 410 5766.
Being parents or individuals, you might also have experienced children not always willing to brush their teeth before going to sleep. Most of the dental problems happen due to lack of properly cleaning the teeth and later may turn into tooth decay. To have a healthy oral heath, brushing should not only be done regularly but should also be done in a proper way to avoid dental emergencies that can be quite of a concern.
Elders have a responsibility to guide little ones about the perks of a good oral care and tell them the merits and demerits of brushing and of cavity and all the dental related problems so that they may never face the need of an emergency dentist. Everyone should also make this a habit of visiting a dentist once every six months for a general checkup so that the health of the teeth can be kept a tab on.
Here are some simple yet effective points that can be given to toddlers about healthy brushing habits:
Keeping your teeth in top shape is not an easy task. You don't get a billion dollar smile by not doing anything and no, this is not about the money you can put in to get artificial teeth. You can easily maintain terrific teeth by taking the right steps for them.
1. Analyze your Diet
The condition of your teeth matters on what you put down your throat. If you are looking to take care of your teeth, cut down on the sugary food and drinks. Carbonated drinks like Pepsi and Coca-cola are not only sweet, but acidic too. This means that a little bit of your teeth dissolves. In fact, if you ever lose a tooth, put it in a carbonated drink and watch how it dissolves. Sugary food can get stuck in your mouth and start rotting so limit your intake.
2. Brush your Teeth Twice a Day
Always brush your teeth first thing in the morning and before you sleep in the night. During the night, while you sleep, the flow of saliva slows down in your mouth. Saliva plays an important role in keeping your mouth moist and preventing the growth of bacteria. Brushing your teeth acts a preventive measure.
3. Floss your Teeth
A tooth brush does not remove all the food particles that get stuck in your teeth. Some get stuck in the cervices between your teeth. Flossing is an effective way to pull them out.
4. Get a Power Toothbrush
A power toothbrush contains more power than manually brushing your teeth. Many of them come with timers to ensure you spend the right amount of time brushing your teeth.
5. Drink Plenty of Water Frequently
Drinking water often keeps your mouth moisturized and washes away any sugar and food debris. Remember to especially drink water after you have eaten or consumed alcohol or a carbonated drink. This will further add freshness to your mouth and prevent any bad odor from being emitted.
6. Your set of teeth isn't a Swiss Knife
From opening beer bottles to pulling out wine corks to tearing open plastic packets, people seem to have found all kinds of uses for their teeth apart from eating. Using your teeth in such manners puts it into strain which it is not meant for. Don't be surprised if you get a loose tooth after pulling open up a hundred beer bottles!
7. Visit the Dentist Regularly
Even if you follow all these tips and keep your teeth in the best condition, make sure you drop by your dentist regularly. You aren't always aware of what's happening inside your mouth. A dentist would be the best person to take a look inside and check for cavities or tooth decays. Regular checkups are best to catch any tooth problem in its early stages and deal with it before it becomes worse.
None of these steps require a great deal from you. These are small changes which will have a big impact on how awesome your teeth remain.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Edmonton Emergency Dental Services:
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Phone: 587 410 5766
Address: Suite #110 4445 Calgary Trail Southbound NW, Edmonton, AB T6H5R7