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Build Stronger Teeth

Everyone knows the basics of good dental care. Brush your teeth after every meal, floss every day, see your dentist at least twice a year. It sounds simple. But what if you still don’t have strong, healthy teeth? Weak enamel can be a genetic weakness, or it can be caused by other conditions, like Celiac disease. I’ve always had weak enamel, so I started looking into ways that I could increase the strength of my teeth, and found that dietary changes could make a big difference. I started this blog to share my experience, and to talk about other ways you can make your teeth stronger and healthier. There are lots of things that you can do to improve your dental health. You just have to find them.

3 Things You Shouldn't Do When Trying To Save A Tooth That Has Fallen Out

Losing a tooth can be a terrifying, painful and upsetting experience, but if it has happened to you, then you are not alone. If one of your teeth has fallen out, then you probably want to do what you can to save it. Just make sure that you avoid these common mistakes when doing so.

1. Hesitate to See a Dentist

If one of your teeth has fallen out, then it's important for you to see a dentist as soon as you can. If it happens on a weekend, then you might think that it's not a big deal for you to wait to see a dentist during regular business hours on Monday. If it happens on a holiday, then you might assume that you will have to wait until a non-holiday to seek help. However, there are emergency dentists out there who can see you right away in this situation, even if your tooth falls out on a weekend or holiday. In fact, an emergency dentist can even help you in the middle of the night. Just remember that seeing a dentist more quickly can help you increase your chances of saving your tooth, so do not hesitate to see an emergency dentist if you find yourself in this situation.

2. Be Rough With the Tooth

If you have lost a tooth but still have possession of the tooth, such as if you found it after losing it in an accident, then that is a good thing. However, the way that you handle the tooth can affect whether or not your dentist can help you save the tooth. Make sure that you are not too rough with it. For example, if the tooth is dirty with blood or dirt, you might be tempted to clean it. However, you could damage it when trying to clean it, so it's best to avoid handling it more than necessary.

3. Not Storing the Tooth Properly

Additionally, do not make the mistake of storing your tooth in the wrong way. If possible, try putting it back in the socket that it came from until you can see a dentist; just be careful not to choke on or swallow the tooth. If this is not possible, then store the tooth in a small container that is filled with either saliva or milk for best results.

If you have lost a tooth and want to save it, make sure that you don't make the three mistakes above. If you avoid these mistakes, then you just might be able to save the tooth that you lost.