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Dental Emergency Care for Kids

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As responsible parents, it can often become difficult to find the balance between knowing when your child is in need of professional medical attention or when they have just experienced a few bumps or bruises. Although a simple knee or elbow scrape are both common mishaps of childhood, they have the ability to send you or your child into quite a bit of a panic. Broken bones and head trauma are no brainers when it comes to deciding whether or not to go to the emergency room. But what about problems that arise with the oral health of your child? It is hard to know when a toothache is more than just an annoying pain or what to do when your child takes a serious spill on his skateboard and comes up missing half of a tooth.

Tooth Aches | Chipped and Knocked Out Teeth

The most common kid’s dental emergencies include teeth that have been knocked out, teeth that have been chipped and severe tooth aches. If a permanent tooth is knocked out, it is important to save the displaced tooth if possible, so getting to the dentist as soon as you can is extremely necessary. If your child has experienced chipping a tooth; that chipped tooth is now more at risk of becoming infected than any other tooth. Fortunately, if the piece of tooth that chipped off is saved, Dr Jaren at Smile Reef may be able to bond it back onto the existing tooth. A severe tooth ache can be the cause of many different reasons. Sometimes having food stuck in between teeth can cause an intense amount of pain for children. If this is the case, use dental floss to dislodge the food as best as you can. Swollen gums often indicate a type of infection which can be something as serious as an abscessed tooth. If left unchecked, a tooth ache can develop into a bigger problem eventually requiring a root canal which is not enjoyable!

Smile Reef Dentistry Handles Children’s Dental Emergencies!

At Smile Reef Dentistry, our staff is prepared to handle any dental emergency your child may have. In the event that a traumatic dental accident occurs, it is important as parents that we stay calm. Our children are more likely to stay calm when they know everything will be alright and they will be taken care of soon. We all hope no serious traumatic dental emergency will befall our children, however, accidents do happen. Smile Reef Dentistry will happily assist you in assuring your child that they will be okay and take care of their specific needs and making sure they get 100% of their smile back. Contact Smile Reef Dentistry to take care of your child’s dental emergencies.

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Fun Dental Hygiene for Kids

Smile Reef

When you get your picture taken, everyone says, “Say Cheese! Smile!” So you do; you open your mouth and proudly display your teeth. When you see the picture, you see a happy person looking back at you. The healthier those teeth are, the happier you will be.

Oral Care

Taking care of your teeth is one of the most important parts of your daily routine. When you have a beautiful and healthy smile, you feel more confident showing it. You should brush your teeth and rinse with mouthwash after every single meal or at least two times a day. You should also be flossing your teeth every day. It is important to schedule a checkup at the dentist every six months. Once your dentist checks your teeth, he may have more specific instructions for you.

Oral Care for Kids

Kids can take charge of their teeth by taking simple but very effective steps. Brush at least twice a day; after breakfast and before bed time. If you can, brush after lunch or after eating a sweet snack. Brushing properly breaks down plaque. Make sure you brush all of your teeth and not just the ones up front. Take your time while brushing, spend at least two to three minutes scrubbing those pearly whites. It is not just brushing that will ensure healthy dental hygiene; remember to eat your fruits and vegetables, and to drink water instead of sugary drinks and soda. These are all sure fire ways to keep kids on the path to strong and healthy teeth.

Importance of Dental Hygiene

Recently Dr. Jaren Jensen paid a visit to Goolsby Elementary School. There he helped the students learn the importance of dental hygiene and teach them the proper steps to take in order to have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Jensen had a great time educating the students on effective and fun dental care. He even played some games with the students to help them learn that brushing and flossing can actually become fun and enjoyable. The students went home that day with some new knowledge on how to improve their dental hygiene and a more determined desire to keep their teeth strong and their smile beautiful. Call Smile Reef today and schedule a check-up for your child to ensure a magnificent and healthy smile.

Dental Hygiene