Dental Advice for the Sweet Tooth

Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.

Dealing with Chipped and Damaged Teeth: A Guide

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Chipped teeth are one of the most common dental injuries. Chips in your teeth can be caused by sports injuries but can also occur when eating hard foods. Chips to your teeth will often occur suddenly, so it is important that you know how to respond if this occurs. Below is a list of actions you should take if you chip your teeth.

Find the parts of the tooth which as become detached

A dentist may be able to repair your damaged teeth using the parts which have become detached. That is why it is important that you try to locate any pieces once the accident has occurred. When you locate the pieces of the damaged tooth, you should carefully pick them up and rinse them using a saline solution. Once you have rinsed the broken piece of teeth, you should place the pieces in a solution of cold milk. The milk will help to protect the damaged parts of the teeth until your dentist can try to reattach it.

Rinse your mouth out

Damage to your teeth may cause some swelling and bleeding in your mouth. You should rinse your mouth out with warm water, making sure that the injured area is thoroughly cleaned. If your gum is bleeding, you should apply pressure to the area using a sterile gauze.

Deal with any pain

A chipped tooth can result in a great deal of pain. If you experience pain, you should take steps to reduce it. Start by applying a cold compress to the exterior of your cheek. You can also take anti-inflammatory medication. However, you should inform your dentist of any medication you take so they can take this into account when they begin treatment.

Visit your dentist 

When you have chipped your teeth, it is important that you visit a dentist as soon as possible. When dealing with a damaged tooth, time is of the essence. The sooner you seek treatment, the greater chance of success. If you contact your dentist, they should be able to arrange for an emergency appointment. Your dentist will assess the damage to your tooth and will then recommend the best form of treatment to restore your smile to its former glory. If you have found the detached pieces of your teeth, the dentist may be able to reattach them to your tooth. If you do not have the pieces, or they cannot be reattached, your dentist will use a filling or crown to cover the damaged area on the tooth.

If you would like further information, you should contact your dentist today.


22 June 2017