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Dental Emergency

It seems that dental dramas nearly always strike at the most inopportune of times. It’s not just the inconvenience of finding an emergency dental clinic in Manchester at the spur of the moment but also – depending on the severity of tooth damage – it can also leave some patients in a great deal of pain and discomfort.

If you do ever suddenly find yourself facing a Manchester Dental emergency, remember that our team here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics are highly experienced in providing the treatment that you need, as soon as you need it. But we’d rather that you never have to suffer a dental drama at all, so that’s why we’ve put together a list of our top 5 tips on how you can play your part and avoid some of the most common dental emergencies!

Tip # 1 – Always visit your dentist regularly…

Unfortunately, we see this time and time again – the patient who only visits once they’re already in pain. We try and drill this (excuse the pun) into our patients over and over because advising you to visit us every 6-12 months is for a very good reason. Regular check-ups give us the perfect chance to have a good look around your mouth and spot any potential disaster zones before they erupt.

A couple of x-rays allows us detect any possible tooth decay, which if left untreated could spread and cause all kinds of unwanted trouble. It could lead to cracked tooth treatment, a dental infection or worse still, tooth removal. There’s no need to ever wake up with severe toothache, when Manchester, dental emergency treatment can usually be prevented by regular checks, so please stop avoiding us!

Tip # 2 – Brush, brush, brush

Stop us if we’ve mentioned this before…but would you believe that one of the simplest ways to avoid an emergency is by following a great oral hygiene routine at home? This includes both brushing AND flossing. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day (although after every meal is even better) is necessary to remove plaque and food particles. In addition, flossing regularly ensures that you reach all those tricky areas that your toothbrush can’t. A great dental routine keeps the nasty bacteria away that could weaken your teeth and is super important in order to prevent tooth decay. So need we say it – the cleaner and healthier your teeth are – the less likely you’ll be to suffer a dental emergency.

Tip # 3 – Eat a tooth-friendly diet

No doubt you’ve heard the phrase ‘you are what you eat’? It’s true. What you put into your mouth also plays an important part in your oral health too. So choose those green, healthy foods, you know the ones that contain plenty of minerals and vitamins, like calcium, to help keep your smile strong and healthy. On the other hand, try and limit sugary snacks and particularly hard sweets which could easily crack a tooth. A cracked or broken tooth make it super easy for bacteria to enter and cause deep trouble, resulting in a toothache and in some cases an abscess. So needless to say, eating a tooth-friendly diet might mean you can easily avoid a visit to an emergency dental clinic in Manchester for cracked tooth treatment.

Tip # 4 – Please, wear your mouth guard

Adults or children who love to play sports are unfortunately at greater risk of suffering a dental accident such as cracking or knocking out a tooth. If you’re regularly involved in a sport that involves body contact, falls or flying equipment then you should seriously consider using a mouth guard. In fact, even activities that are generally considered to have a lower risk – like football, gymnastics or cycling – can still possibly result in some kind of injury to the mouth.

Mouth guards are a really simple way to reduce or even prevent serious trauma to the mouth. They cover your upper teeth and help protect you against cut lips, broken teeth or any other type of damage. Besides they come in some pretty funky designs, so make your mouth guard a vital piece of your sports equipment too.

Tip # 5 – Use your teeth for eating only!

Repeat after us: “my teeth are not scissors”. It’s all too common for people to use their pearly whites as package or bottle opening tools. Stop it! That’s not what they’re for. Our teeth are meant for one thing only – chewing. Using our teeth for any other purpose can cause them to crack, chip or break. So next time you dive in to use your teeth to pry open a bottle or rip that piece of tape, think about the possible consequences. Our best advice would be to invest in a good pair of scissors and keep a bottle opener to hand…

So there you have it, 5 top tips to avoid dental dramas for our patients in Manchester. Dental emergency treatment can most often be avoided by following the above advice, but as with any accidents, there is only so much we can do to prevent them. So if you are currently suffering with any dental pain or problems, contact our team at Church Road Dental quickly on 0161 485 7376 for an appointment at our emergency dental clinic in Manchester.

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