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Your mouth is just as susceptible to injury and trauma as any other part of the body. At the same time, when an oral emergency does occur, it can often result in serious pain, complications and treatment expense. To that end, your dentist, Dr. Susan Evans, offers these simple suggestions to help reduce your chances of suffering a dental injury or other oral trauma.

– It’s always a good idea to stock every one of your first-aid kits with a few common oral healthcare items like waxed floss, salt packets, and topical oral analgesic. Having these basic items on hand will help you offer fast first aid when an oral emergency does happen.

– You should also curtail bad habits like chewing on pens and pencils, crunching on ice, and using your teeth as tools. This can easily lead to chips, fractures, cracks or even wound your gums.

– You should always wear a mouth guard while participating in contact sports. Depending on the sport and your personal preference, Dr. Susan Evans can help offers our patients Under Armour® mouth guards.

If you have questions about other ways you can help prevent oral injuries and emergencies in Hutchinson, KS, you can always call Susan Evans DDS at 620-663-5297 to seek professional advice.