Dental appointments ‘prevent problems’
People are more likely to require emergency dentistry if they fail to have regular check-ups, one expert has warned.
Writing for the Auburn Reporter, Dr Stuart Rich recommended people make regular trips to see their dentist in order to help prevent problems arising.
Cleaning, x-rays and examinations can avert potential issues and if there is something wrong it can often be dealt with before it develops into something more painful or damaging, he explained.
If someone experiences a sudden toothache after eating he suggested they assess whether anything is stuck in the teeth and attempt to remove it using floss, however if it has been developing over time then it could be an abscess and referral to a dental specialist is the only option.
Dr Thomas Connelly recently advised individuals against biting their nails, as it can cause damage to tooth enamel and chip teeth, the Huffington Post reported.