At Yellowstone Family Dental, we offer a variety of preventive dental treatments to help you and your family have healthy smiles. But there are also things you can do at home to keep your teeth strong and less susceptible to damage.
But sometimes, accidents will happen anyway, so you should also know that we’re here to help when you’re faced with a dental emergency in Billings, MT.
Still, it’s always good to know how to take good care of your teeth and minimize the chances of severe oral injuries.
Here are three ways you can prevent dental emergencies this season!
*Give Your Teeth The Right Nutrients*
Something that often surprises patients is that we offer nutritional counseling at Yellowstone Family Dental.
That’s because we understand how crucial prevention can be to achieving optimum oral health.
We’re not just here to treat dental problems. We’re here to support your efforts at home to keep your teeth strong and healthy.
You can do that by including nutrient-packed foods in your daily diet that will strengthen your tooth enamel and jawbone for a strong bite and better protection against harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
*Be Careful With Your Teeth*
Teeth have one job, and it’s to tear and chew food.
Teeth aren’t designed to be used as household tools to cut, rip, pull, or tear hard objects.
So one way to prevent unnecessary damage to your tooth enamel is to use them for eating and let scissors and other household tools do the rest!
Another way to prevent dental damage and potential emergencies is to get treatment for teeth grinding and TMJ problems. All the added stress and pressure put on your jaw joint and your teeth these problems cause can chip, crack, and wear down your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to bacteria and too weak for proper use.
We can fit you with a mouthguard if you need relief from the pain and tension of TMJ disorder and teeth grinding.
*Wear An Athletic Mouthguard*
We offer customized athletic mouthguards to protect the active sports enthusiasts in your family.
One of the reasons is because we know that a proper fit is key to the best protection for your teeth and gums and an effective means of prevention against injuries.
What you get from a dentist that you won’t find with store-brand mouthguards is a snug, comfortable fit and full coverage so in the face of contact, your lips, gums, teeth, jaw, and head receive minimal risk of serious injury during the fall sports season.
Count On Us For Emergency Care
You can do all the right things to protect your teeth, but sometimes, dental emergencies will happen anyway.
When they do, count on our team at Yellowstone Family Dental for immediate treatment and relief from pain. We offer same-day appointments and will do all we can to give you the assistance you need outside of regular business hours.
We’re a patient-centered practice committed to doing all we can to help when you need us most!