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Dental Emergency facts you need to know

Mother and daughter brushing teeth

Toothache: Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact your child’s dentist. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen, apply cold compresses and contact your dentist immediately. Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek: Apply ice to injured areas to help control swelling. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding cannot be controlled by simple pressure, call … Continue reading

Xylitol candy is dentist approved for Sweet Tooth emergencies

Children brushing teeth

Last week we had a mom ask us what she could do because her daughter had a small cavity and would constantly “sneak” sweets even though she would try to stop her. We told her to give xylitol candy. The little girl was previously playing and ignoring our conversation, but suddenly seemed very interested! WHAT! Did my Dentist just tell my mom to give me candy!? YESSSS!!! There is a lot of information floating around about xylitol and its benefits, but it seems that people may be a little confused as to how to use it “therapeutically”. There is a system … Continue reading

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