Unfortunately, dental emergencies can happen to anyone. While there aren’t ways to completely avoid one, you can certainly take proactive steps to reduce your risks. Here are simple ways you can keep your smile in good shape and avoid a dental emergency:

  • Practice a Thorough Oral Hygiene Routine: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once to remove plaque and bacteria. It reduces your risk for cavities or gum disease.
  • Eat a Nutritious Diet: Cut down on how many sugary snacks and drinks you enjoy, as they can contribute to tooth decay. Make sure to enjoy plenty of fruits, vegetables, calcium-rich foods, whole grains, and lean proteins.
  • Avoid Using Teeth as Tools: Your teeth are for chewing, not for opening packages or cracking nuts. If you use your teeth as tools, you could potentially chip, crack, or dislodge a tooth.
  • Get a Regular Cleaning and Exam: Twice a year, you should visit us for dental. We’ll address potential problems before they escalate into emergencies.
  • Don’t Ignore Dental Concerns: If you experience any pain, sensitivity, or changes in your teeth and gums, don’t ignore them. Early intervention can stop issues in their tracks.

Remember, even with the best prevention, emergencies can still happen. That’s why it’s important to know where you can go if one occurs. At Skyview Dental, we can see the same day whenever possible for your emergency. Check out this video of Dr. Despain talk about what you can expect if you need urgent dental care:

Dealing with an urgent dental need or want a checkup to avoid a dental emergency? Call Skyview Dental today at 509-707-8696 for an appointment in Moses Lake, WA. You can also contact us online.