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Common Dental Injuries to Watch Out For



Dental injuries are never much fun.

Dental injuries are not very fun. They can range anywhere from mild discomfort to serious pain and everywhere in between. Today we’re going to be talking about some of the dental injures that you should watch out for as you enjoy your summer of fun. Ready to learn more? Let’s take a look.

Sports injuries are quite common in the summertime.

Contact sports like football and rugby are often quite dangerous for your teeth. You can easily knock into someone or fall and chip a tooth. Instead of leaving your dental health to chance, you should invest in a mouth guard to keep yourself nice and protected. If you or your child wear braces, contact sports can be especially dangerous. If you want to stay extra safe, you may want to consider taking a break from sports altogether until the braces are gone.

Summer fun means lots of water.

Sprinklers, slip and slides, and other fun water-involved activities are the corner stone of any fun summer. However, they’re going to give you a lot of opportunity to slip and fall. Make sure that you are extra careful when you’re playing around with water, otherwise you may end up cutting the party short and heading out to an emergency dental appointment. You should also be careful with your jaw and make sure not to knock it around too much. The pain will definitely kill the fun.

What can you do if problems arise with your dental injuries?

If you fall and hurt your teeth, then you should make a dental appointment. Apply pressure to stop the bleeding and try to remain calm. If you lose or break a tooth, try to find it and keep it clean. Use a saline solution to transport it and always handle it by the chewing part rather than the root. Dental injuries can be treated by a dentist so that you can stay healthy!

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Whether you just need a checkup or are looking for professional tooth whitening options, Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

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