It’s not always possible to avoid a dental emergency. Sometimes they happen all of a sudden, such as knocking out a tooth while playing sports. However, there are ways you can minimize your risk of dental emergencies: 

1. Practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once. These routines remove the plaque and food particles that put your smile at risk for an infection.

2. Wear a mouthguard. If you play sports, make sure you wear a custom-fitted mouthguard. It can help protect your teeth from injury. We can have one made for you in our office!

3. Don’t use your teeth as tools. Avoid using your teeth to open packages, cut tags, or perform other tasks that could potentially chip, crack, or dislodge your teeth. 

Following these tips will reduce your chance for a dental emergency. However, if one does happen, you can come right here for help. Dr. Kilpatrick-Fox shares her approach to treating urgent dental care needs: 

Call Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox, DMD today at 856-997-2767 or request an appointment online.