Overcome Bad Breath

  • Brush your teeth after every meal with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Do not brush your tongue, use a tongue scraper to clean your tongue regularly and floss daily.
  • If you wear dentures take them out daily and clean them throughly and brush your teeth and/or gums throughly.
  • Use a dentist administered cleansing mouth rinse which contains "Zytex" that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that contributes to bad breath.
  • Make sure to drink at least eight cups of fluoridated water a day.
  • Keep a log of foods you eat to determine which foods are causing your problem.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups with professional cleanings.
  • Keep your mouth moist.
  • Use humidifiers during the heating season.
  • Use a moisturizing nasal spray to control post-nasal drip, which can be a contribution factor.
  • Tobacco causes bad breath, ask your dentist/doctor for tips to kick the habit.
  • If a wire is causing an irritation, cover the end of the wire with some wax or a piece of gauze.
  • If a wire becomes embedded in the gum or cheek DO NOT remove it, go to the dentist immediately.
  • Try to snap it back in.
  • Purchase a small tube of denture adhesive paste put a small amount in the crown and place it back on your tooth.
  • Try Dent Temp or Tempenol as a temporary adhesive if available.
  • Do NOT use ordinary household glue.
  • Call the dentist as soon as possible to recement it properly
  • Child proof your home.
  • Wear helmets while biking, skateboarding & roller blading.
  • The whole family uses seat belts.
  • Wear a custom made mouth guard while in "school" sports and during weekend sports and activities.
  • If you are away from home, be sure to carry your doctor's business card. So if you have a problem you can call for a telephone consultation so he can help you decide whether you need to seek immediate dental care.
  • Save all the parts of your broken denture, bridge or partial.
  • Call your dentist.
  • If it is possible it may be repaired or it may need to be replaced as soon as possible.
  • Temporary bridges, plates and dentures can keep you comfortable until the permanent one is repaired or replace.
  • Many medications such as antidepressants can cause this Consult with your Doctor to see if there are alternative medications that will not cause this symptom.
  • Try a little Lemon juice in the water to stimulate your saliva glands.
  • Chew sugarless gum to keep your mouth moist.
  • Use a saliva substitute such as gland sane.
  • Have custom - made fluoride trays made by your dentist for home application of fluoride. Also use a fluoride mouth rinse.
  • Slight bleeding after an extraction is normal. Clots usually form within one hour if you follow doctor's post-op instructions.
  • Place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site and apply pressure by biting on the gauze.
  • Contact your dentist you could have a "dry socket" or infection
  • If a tooth has been extracted on the lower back area, it is possible that you may not regain full sensory feelings immediately.
  • After 24 hour contact your dentist to let him know your symptoms.
  • If you are still unhealed one week after an extraction you need to go to the dentist for an X-ray to see if a root tip or fragment is still embedded.
  • DO NOT wait to see your dentist.
  • If the tooth is broken/chipped/fractured and there is no other damage requiring hospital care go to the dentist within 2-3 hours. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. The dentist can smooth minor chips. The tooth may also need to be restored with a composite filling.
  • Stop any bleeding by applying direct gentle pressure to the gums. If an upper tooth, apply pressure to the gums above the tooth. If a lower tooth, apply pressure to the gums below the tooth. Do NOT press directly on the broken tooth.
  • Rinse the mouth with warm water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.
  • Find the broken tooth fragments and bring the pieces with you, they may be able to be "cemented" back together.
  • To avoid further aggravation from the damaged tooth, place a piece of soft wax into the area that was chipped.
  • Eat only soft foods. Avoid this side of your mouth when eating. Avoid food and drink that are hot or cold, eat only lukewarm.
  • Do not take aspirin or aspirin-substitutes that can slow clotting. Try 400-800 mg of ibuprofen ...if you are not allergic or have any medications that could interact with these medications. Follow instructions on the bottle and your doctors instructions.
The more the tooth is bothering you before you go to the dentist the more difficult it is for the dentist to treat you comfortably.
  • If the pulp is damaged it can mean a root canal.
  • This tooth may need a full permanent crown to protect if from further breakage and tooth loss.
  • Clean the area right away with a warm salt water.
  • Bleeding from the tongue can be reduced by pulling the tongue forward and using gauze to place pressure on the wound area.
  • Go to the doctor/hospital if it needs stitches.
  • Ask your doctor for a prescription for anti-viral medications.
  • Use ibuprofen for pain control.
  • Try a topical application of 20% benzocaine for the discomfort.
  • Rinse with warm salt water.
  • Brush your teeth and gums CAREFULLY.
  • Call the dentist for an evaluation.
  • After the time determined by your dentist rinse with warm salt water (1/2 tsp. salt in 8 oz of water) to help with the discomfort.
  • Try taking extract vitamin C to help quicken the healing period.
  • If your jaw hurts when it is moved or you cannot close your mouth in a normal manner, immobilize the jaw with a towel or tie.
  • Go to the doctor/hospital. A blow to the head can be especially life threatening to a child. They can give you treatment and tell you if you need to see the dentist.
  • Place a cold compress to the area swollen.
  • Call the dentist immediately as you may have an infection and need to be on antibiotics.
  • This could an "amalgam tattoo" where some of the silver from an Amalgam filling has rubbed onto the cheek.
  • Gently clean the area with brushing and rinsing.
  • Check with your dentist about this lesion because it could pre-cancerous.

Emergency Dental Appointments

When to call your dentist because of Dental Emergency
If you are not sure if a dental problem is an emergency, dentists offer this advice:
  • If it hurts, its' an emergency. This is because every injury that seems small or superficial can affect the living tissue inside the teeth. Quick treatment improves the chances of saving injured or damaged teeth.
  • Even if you aren't in much pain, any structural damage to a tooth from a sports injury, road traffic accident etc, for example should be considered emergency.
  • The same is true of a lost filling or crown. Even if you don't have any symptom, the tooth has lost its support and it could easily become weaker and affect your smile. If you see the dentist right away, there's good chance he or she will be able to repair the damage with minimal treatment.
  • There is a risk of getting an infection, which can become life threatening if you ignore dental pain or dental injury so don't take a chance

When you are (e.g. top of the world, Mt Everest) and what ever you do, dental Emergency situation can suddenly appear, usually in the most inappropriate moment.

In such a situation , not to let things go worse, a professional emergency dental care is always needed.

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