Request Request Appointment Like Us Like us on Facebook Reviews Read Our Reviews Call Give us a Call Map View our Map

How to Prevent a Dental Emergency – Arlington, TX

Keeping Your Smile Healthy & Happy

person after getting their dental emergency treated, sitting in their kitchen and smiling

Dental emergencies are stressful and painful, which is why we help our patients try to avoid them at all cost. While we offer urgent dental care at Encore Dentistry, because we understand that accidents are unpredictable and happen, we’d rather see our patients in good spirits and healthy than in discomfort.  By putting precautionary measures in place to help you avoid broken, knocked-out, or damaged teeth, you can avoid an unexpected visit to our office!

Maintain a Nutritious Diet

child smiling and brushing their teeth

Many people don’t know that their daily diet has a significant impact on their oral health. Foods that are high in sugars and carbohydrates help facilitate the accumulation of harmful oral bacteria that are known to play a primary role in the formation of gum disease and decay. As you chew your food, it combines with your saliva to form a thin and sticky biofilm called plaque that adheres to the surface of your teeth and traps bacteria. The bacteria then feed off of the sugars and carbohydrates in the plaque and produce waste in the form of enamel-eroding acid and toxins that can cause your gums to become inflamed, swollen, and bloody.

When you substitute healthier alternatives like fresh fruits and vegetables, you can reduce your risk of developing oral health problems. Fibrous vegetables, such as celery and carrots, even help naturally brush away plaque when you chew them!

Protect Your Pearly Whites

person holding a handful of fresh vegetables

There are several habits that can impact your teeth and increase your risk of damaging your mouth. Some of these include:

Fortunately, if you grind your teeth or play sports, your dentist in Arlington offers customized protective mouthguards to help you avoid a dental emergency. They’re made from high-quality and durable materials that help cushion your facial muscles, jawbone, and teeth, so you don’t have to worry about being in a predicament.

Stick To Your Oral Hygiene Routine

person standing in a field and smiling

One of the best preventive measures you can take to avoid a dental emergency is to stick to your regular dental hygiene routine. Regularly clearing plaque from your teeth to prevent it from hardening into tartar by brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, will help you avoid bacteria build-up. It’s also important to visit our office every six months for your checkup and cleaning so we can address any oral health problems that may occur while they’re still small and easier to treat.

More to Explore

I Need a Dental Checkup & Cleaning I am Worried About Gum Disease I Have a Cavity or Broken Tooth I am Missing 1 or More Teeth I Want a Straighter Smile I am Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry I Have a Dental Emergency! I am Nervous/Afraid of the Dentist View Our Services