Yorkshire’s Leading Private Dental Practice
It’s National Smile Month (May 19 – June 19) and the spotlight is on the UK’s teeth and gums. This massive oral health campaign by the British Dental Foundation aims to get everyone thinking about their oral health. But, with only 46% of men visiting their dentist regularly, nearly half the male population could be in danger of a dental emergency.
But why is winging it so bad? What’s wrong with leaving your teeth to their own devices until there’s a problem? Well, possibly quite a bit. Gum disease can put you at greater risk of other health problems like stroke, diabetes, heart disease and heart attacks. That’s right, pretty serious stuff. So even if you’re the kind of bloke who’s too manly for moisturiser, taking care of your teeth is about more than sheer vanity.
If you do need an emergency dental appointment, our practice offers an emergency dentist service to registered and non-registered patients at our practice near Rotherham, Yorkshire. But we’d much rather share tips on how to avoid emergency dental treatment with good oral health. So chaps, here’s your guide:
It’s something you probably look forward to about as much as getting the car MOT’d. But seeing your dentist is just as essential. And, like an MOT, your dentist might want to see you every 6 months or once a year. If your teeth are in good shape, it could even be every 2 years.
One of the best ways to steer clear of the emergency dentist is keeping on top of your oral hygiene. Obvious, right? But, like other aspects of their health, sometimes guys can neglect themselves in this department. If this is you, take note: keeping your teeth clean is not rocket science. It’s 2 minutes out of your life, twice a day.
Other oral no-nos include cigarettes (just don’t, smoking is silly and it smells) and citrus fruit juice, coffee, fizzy drinks (sugary and diet) and alcohol – try to keep these to a minimum.
Are you the sporty type? If so make sure your protecting your teeth from knocks. Trauma to the mouth due to accident or injury is another way you might end up needing to see an emergency dentist. Of course, the unexpected can always come along and bite us on the bottom. But there are things you can do to minimise the risks. Wearing a gum shield if you play contact sports, such as rugby for example. Or, if you’re a biker, wear a helmet that protects your lower face.
So hopefully you now you have some solid, manly advice to help keep your mouth in shape. But, if you do need emergency dental treatment, please call us at Wickersley Dental Practice near Rotherham, Yorkshire on 01709 543033.