Whether it's crackling, toffee or pudding that has caused your toothache, Christmas is a time where most dental emergencies tend to occur. To help avoid this happening to you, we have some tips for you!
1. DON'T CRACK NUTS WITH YOUR TEETH
Your safest bet is to shell nuts before snacking on them. This can cause your teeth to crack unexpectedly.
2. CHEWY TREATS
Sticky treats cling to the tooth enamel which helps to grow tooth decay, or even pull out fillings. Although it is ideal to avoid having these treats, we understand that it's a little hard to avoid. Eat these occasionally and with other foods to avoid sticking to the teeth.
3. DO NOT OPEN BOTTLES OR GIFTS WITH YOUR TEETH
We know it's all exciting to open your gifts and have a refreshing beer or cider, but do yourself a favour and open them with the correct tools, scissors or a bottle opener. Using your teeth can crack them which can result in Root Canal Treatment, Crowns or even loss of teeth.
4. AVOID CHEWING ON ICE CUBES
As said above, chewing on hard things such as ice or hard candy can result in cracking your teeth. Let things dissolve naturally where you can or better yet, avoid these altogether. Ice can also cause sensitive teeth and candy promotes tooth decay.
5. USING TAP WATER
Tap water can help with 're mineralising' your teeth as the water is fluoridated. It is a good idea to rinse your moth out with tap water after meals to get sticky substances off the tooth surface.
Emergency Dentist in Bayside and Fairfield VIC
If you find yourself with a broken or chipped tooth, or severe dental pain, contact one of our offices in Bayside or Fairfield, VIC and we can get you an appointment as soon as possible.