While you can’t plan for accidents and injuries, there are some simple ways to prevent dental emergencies:
- Avoid eating ice, hard candies, and popcorn kernels.
- They are hard and can crack your teeth.
- Wear a properly fitted mouthguard when participating in sports and other recreational activities to prevent blows to the face or mouth.
- Never chew pencils or use your teeth to cut or tear things.
- Practice good at-home dental care and maintain a regular checkup schedule.