While none of us likes to think about preparing for an emergency, deep down we all know that it’s probably something we should do. Even though it’s not fun to think about, preparedness can make a big difference in the long-term impact that an emergency can have on your health. Preparing a dental first aid kit to keep around your home and in your car is a great measure to take to be prepared when a dental emergency arises. Here are some important items you should gather for you dental first aid kit:
1. Pain medication
2. Gauze pads
4. ‘Save a Tooth’ materials
‘Save a Tooth’ materials can help you safely transport a tooth that has fallen out.
While Fixodent is the most popular dental adhesive, particularly used for dentures, any dental adhesive paste will work to temporarily secure a crown that has been misplaced.
7. Ice packs
Orabase is a pain reliever for dental mouth sores.
9. Salt packets
10. Your dentist’s contact information
A dental emergency could arise at any time, especially for individuals who are physically active and for kids that play a wide variety of sports during and after school. Your preparedness could have a big impact on the long-term health of your teeth following an emergency.
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