May 31, 2019
You’ve got an important presentation to make at the meeting this afternoon, and you’re nervous. Maybe one of those peppermints in the break room can help you steady your nerves. You put one in your mouth, start chewing without thinking, and crack – you just broke a tooth, and the severe pain tells you that you’re going to have to miss your meeting to see your emergency dentist in the Seaport District. A dental emergency can strike at any time, even at work; here’s how you can better protect your pearly whites on the job.
Avoid Hard Foods and Objects
Some foods in the break room are not meant to be chewed. Avoid biting down on peppermints, ice, or un-popped popcorn kernels; it’s an extremely easy way to break or chip your teeth.
Likewise, opening packages or other containers with your teeth can wear down your enamel; always use scissors or another suitable tool to do the job instead. You should also be mindful of chewing on pen tips or fingernails; those nervous habits can eventually lead to costly and time-consuming dental visits.
Practice Good Dental Hygiene at Home and at the Office
Tooth decay is all too common, but fortunately it can often be prevented by good dental hygiene habits. If you’re brushing and flossing twice a day at home, you’re on the right track. You might also consider brushing after eating at the office; some people may find it unusual, but some extra precaution can go a long way towards reducing plaque buildup.
Watch What You Eat
Candy and other sugary foods can encourage the formation of plaque and tartar. Additionally, acidic drinks such as soda can weaken tooth enamel over time. Limit your intake of these types of foods and drinks. If you feel the need to snack at your desk, you might try apples, carrots, or other fruits and vegetables that promote strong teeth.
Make Time for Regular Dental Visits
While you might be reluctant to take time off from your job to see a dentist, doing so twice a year can help you keep your mouth clean and address potential oral problems before they turn into emergencies.
While a dental emergency can still happen despite your best efforts, being aware of potentially damaging habits and replacing them with more beneficial behaviors can make a major difference. Your dentist in the Seaport District can give you some advice on how to take care of your teeth 24/7. Remember, your oral health – and your health overall – is just as important as your job.
About the Practice
At Devonshire Dental Associates, 3 general dentists along with a periodontist and an endodontist combine their skills and experience to provide comprehensive service to patients in the Seaport District. They provide emergency treatment for a wide range of dental crises such as broken or missing teeth. To make an appointment, visit their website or call (617) 350-7474.
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