Let’s just face it, we all love to eat. Food is our friend and the more we can eat and the greater the meals we can consume the happier we will become. One of the drawbacks of eating however is that sometimes we will bite down on something hard or our teeth will shift in such a way that they will become damaged. This doesn’t happen all of the time but when it does, we many be in need of an emergency dentist rancho cucamonga.
Break up hard foods
Foods like caramel covered popcorn, nuts, pretzels and other hard foods will require us to put more pressure on our teeth in order to break it apart. If for some reason we do this at an odd angle or if the food is too hard it could hurt or break our teeth.
Don’t grind your teeth
Grinding your teeth puts extreme friction and pressure on your teeth. Over time you will begin to alter the shape and configuration of your teeth. When you feel like grinding or gritting your teeth take a step back and focus on something else.
Use salt water and rinse
If you do have a tooth that comes loose it is a good idea to use salt water. With salt water you can swish it around in your mouth removing blood and other bacteria from your mouth. The salt will also help to dry up your mouth allowing your gums to heal.
Don’t pick at your teeth
Picking at your teeth will cause them to become irritated. This irritation will only become more severe over time and if not attended to will cause you to damage your teeth. One way to combat irritated teeth is to rub your tongue gently on your gums. This massaging motion will feel good on your gums and will eventually relieve the irritation.
If you are in need of a dentist don’t delay. Next to childbirth having a tooth that is aching or a mouth that is in pain is one of the worst experiences you can have.