Yay for the holidays! They are such a wonderful, happy time. Obviously, the last thing you are thinking about is how to protect your smile from potential danger that lurks around every holly-covered corner. The good news is that protecting your smile from serious mishaps over the holiday season is quite simple – particularly when you have a few helpful suggestions in tow. Of course, should all else fail and you find yourself in need of emergency dental care, remember that we are here to help you when you need us.
How To Prevent Damage
The holidays are full of joy and happiness – but they are also full of unique foods and traditions that may result in damage to your smile. Consider the following tips to keep yourself in good oral health and out of our practice for emergency dental care:
- Make wise choices when it comes to eating super-hard foods. For instance, it is fun to pretend you are a nutcracker but attempting to break extremely hard nuts with your teeth may result in a broken tooth. Break apart hard foods before you indulge.
- Recognize stress and address it. If you are a sufferer of bruxism or TMJ disorder and you don’t take time to relax, you may find yourself in serious discomfort. Even holiday-related stress can take its toll.
How To Avoid Discomfort
A toothache is a common reason that we offer emergency dental care. If you have been experiencing sensitivity, we suggest you schedule an appointment to see us before the holidays arrive. Placing a filling (or other restoration) now will save you from requiring an emergency visit during the festivities, should issues like tooth decay or infection worsen.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.