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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be stressful and painful, but thankfully, they can largely be avoided using the following tips:

  • Athletes should always wear a protective mouthguard when playing to keep their teeth and mouth safe from impacts (either from other players or equipment).
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools to open stubborn packages or bottles.
  • Chewing on non-food items like ice, pens, pencils, and fingernails can wear down your teeth and cause them to break, so don’t do it!
  • Brush and floss every day as well as get regular dental checkups. This is by far the most effective tip because it helps stop small problems that often develop into big emergencies.