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4 Common Causes of Dental Emergencies in the Summer

June 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — allsmilesfdcteam @ 9:57 pm
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Summer is finally here! Whether you have a fun vacation planned, or you are just hanging out by the pool in your yard, you are in for some beautiful memories. However, summer is a time when you are much more likely to experience a dental emergency. It is important that you take some preventive measures to keep your smile safe, especially during this time. An emergency dentist in Marysville discusses some of the most popular causes of dental emergencies in the summertime.

Sports

When the weather is warmer, there is more of an incentive to head outside and stay active. However, if you like to play contact sports, there is a chance that you could receive a blow to the mouth and end up with a broken or otherwise damaged tooth. You don’t want your tooth to be one of the 5 million that are knocked out annually while playing sports. In order to stay active safely, as your dentist about custom-made mouthguards. This way, you can have fun while keeping your smile in good shape!

Sugary Beverages

Whether your beverage of choice is sweet tea, lemonade, or a frozen margarita, your teeth could be paying the price. Drinks that are high in sugar put you at risk of developing cavities and other oral health issues. It is best to save these beverages for occasions and sip on some water instead. When you do decide to sip on something sweet, try using a straw and rinsing your mouth out with water afterwards to reduce your risk of tooth decay.

Summer Snacks

When your family is taking more time away from the classroom or office, some of it is bound to be spent snacking. Indulging now and again isn’t usually a problem, but if you are having too many starchy or sugary snacks, your oral health will suffer. No one wants to spend additional time in the dental chair having cavities filled. By avoiding unhealthy snacks, you can prevent decay. If your family is ready for a snack, try something healthy, like carrots and hummus or some salted almonds.

Skipping the Dentist

Even if you don’t think there is anything wrong, it is still important that you see your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and checkups. By catching issues early on and having them treated, dental emergencies can be avoided in the future. This means less time and money spent on preventable oral health problems.

This summer, don’t neglect your smile! By avoiding the things listed above, you are in for an exciting season free of dental emergencies!

About the Author

Dr. Katie Montgomery earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and is committed to continuing her education to keep her knowledge and skills sharp. She is active in the American Dental Association and Ohio Dental Association. For more information on emergency dentistry or to schedule an appointment, visit her website or call (937) 642-1151.

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