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Tips To Avoid A Dental Emergency

Dental Health

You know that prevention is always the best way to avoid an unpleasant situation or a problem. It's the same for your oral and dental health.

Mouth Health

You should know that the best way to avoid getting into a dental emergency is to be careful and thorough about the health of your mouth.

Essential Tips

Here are some simple but essential tips that help you reduce the risk of having to deal with a dental emergency.

Dental Hygiene

Health Of Your Teeth

First, dental hygiene is an essential factor in the health of your teeth and mouth. The dental hygienists , you meet at your dental clinic for cleaning and examination, you mentioned the importance of cleaning their teeth at least twice daily.

Teething Problem

Patients who value their dental hygiene and who perform their dental cleanings thoroughly are at a lower risk of developing a teething problem. Good dental hygiene lowers the risk of infection and decay by preventing or reducing the growth of bacteria in your mouth. Cleanings, when done correctly, help maintain the health of your gums and also reduce the risk of having to contact an emergency dentist!

Practical Tip

The Canadian Dental Association recommends a first visit to the dentist six months after the appearance of a first tooth in an infant. Finally, as for adults, visits to the dentist are suggested every six months for children patients.

The Frequency Of Your Visits To The Dentist

Just like dental hygiene, your visits to your dental clinic should not be overlooked. To ensure proper follow-up and to help prevent teething problems quickly, a visit to the dentist every six months is recommended. It helps to assess the general health of your mouth and to control your dental hygiene. If a problem arises, dentists who perform periodic examinations with their patients can take charge quickly or refer them to a specialist.

Patients who neglect their visits to the dentist can sometimes develop dental problems. Some even expect to feel pain or have significant symptoms before making an appointment with their dentist. Visits to the dentist are therefore recommended as a preventive measure to prevent significant problems from being able to evolve or worsen over time.

Wearing Oral Protection

When practicing sports activities, wearing the mouth guard is strongly recommended. Your dentition is not indestructible and cannot withstand all traumas. The teeth are fragile, and a break or fracture can indeed occur if a shock occurs. You should wear a mouth guard, whether for contact sports or sports involving objects that can reach your face.

In addition to protecting the condition of your teeth, the mouth guard reduces the risk of injury inside the mouth (tongue and cheek for example). It can also be used to reduce risk or to prevent concussions and fractures of the jaw.

Tip: There are two types of oral protectors. The first class is the generic mouth guard, and the other is the custom mouth guard. It is certain that the custom-made mouth guard has its advantages. Ask your dentist to evaluate both options according to your needs and the intended use.

Inform Yourself If You Wear A Device Or A Dental Prosthesis

If you wear an orthodontic appliance or a dental prosthesis, it is essential to listen carefully to the advice and explanations of the professional accompanying you. Make sure you understand how to perform maintenance and cleaning of your device or prosthesis. Feel free to ask questions to your dentist or orthodontic specialist. The more informed and independent you are about your device or prosthesis, the more you’ll be able to know how to react if a problem occurs.

Practical advice: in the event of broken prosthesis or appliance, it is better to contact your dentist or orthodontist quickly to avoid the breakage causing the formation of an injury.

Take Care Of Your Skin Under Chemo

The principle of most chemotherapies is to stop cell multiplication, that is to say, that cancer cells such as healthy cells do not regenerate as usual, which has a direct impact on skin cells that no longer restore either. One of the most common side effects of chemos on the skin is extreme dryness. The skin barrier, which usually acts as a barrier against external aggression, is weakened.

In the treatment of cancer, many adverse effects may occur dry and sensitive skin that peels, itching and redness, acneiform eruptions: folliculitis.

70% to 80% of patients, after two weeks of chemotherapy, experience folliculitis (inflammation of the follicles): a rash of small pimples mainly on the face and on the trunk. Be careful, folliculitis is not treatable like acne, even if it looks like it. Talk to your doctor about proper treatment.

Clean your skin to remove makeup, impurities, and dander

Clean your face, morning and evening, with a pH-neutral cleanser (soft cleansing foam, dermatological bread) with lukewarm (not hot!) Water. In the evening, clean your eyes and lips: use cleansing milk with your fingertips applying it in a light circular motion. Remove the excess with damp cotton. Sponge your face with a Kleenex or towel.

Your daily toilet

Prefer quick, warm showers with long, hot baths that may make itchy again. Use a mild and moisturizing cleanser: a pH-neutral, fragrance-free, surgras or gel for sensitive skin. Wash by hand, which is softer and not with a washcloth that may retain some germs. Dry gently by dabbing your skin with your towel and not rubbing. Avoid any product containing alcohol and desiccating the skin: perfume, cologne, aftershave, … If you want to use a deodorant, it must be soft and especially without alcohol. No deodorant in radiotherapy!

Moisturize your skin

It is recommended to regularly apply a moisturizer a few weeks before the start of the chemotherapy treatment, which could help you minimize the severity of the side effects. Moisturize your skin 2 to 3 times a day if possible and use a moisturizer for sensitive skin more precious than your usual moisturizer. Apply your moisturizer when leaving the shower when your skin is still wet. Emphasize more sensitive areas: hands, feet, elbows. Moisturize your lips by applying a moisturizing lubricant lip balm (lanolin, petrolatum, cocoa butter).

Surround yourself with cotton

Wear clothes that do not hug you. Avoid synthetic fibers and wool that could irritate you and prefer cotton. Use a mild detergent to wash your laundry and avoid fabric softeners that may be aggressive to your skin.

How To Take Care Of The Dry Skin Of The Face?

More than any other skin, dry skin requires daily hydration. To find a smooth and well-nourished skin, watch your diet and choose a facial adapted to preserve your youth.

The daily care of a dry skin

The deficiency in lipids of the skin has the effect of making it dry and weakens it against the assaults of the day. Cleansing treatments can also be aggressive, sometimes increasing redness. To help dry skin regain a smooth, smooth appearance, moisturize it in the morning. Clarins has specially developed the Multi-Moisturizing Cream SPF 15 Normal to Dry Skin. In addition to its moisturizing properties, it is adequate protection against the sun’s rays and thus limits the further aggression on the dry skin of the face.

How to calm irritation of dry skin?

When irritations occur on the face or even acne, choose a repair treatment with instant action. The Multi-Repair Serum Restructuring Sensitive Skin comes in addition to the application of a cream day or night. Its immediate effect makes it possible to calm the feelings of irritation thanks to the extracts of plants. To prolong the softness effect, make cures for 10 to 20 days of this specialized care for dry skin.