What if your next dental emergency… didn’t actually have to take place? There are always ways to treat our teeth a little bit better. And if some of your current habits are putting your smile at risk, making small tweaks to your daily routine could protect your enamel and dental work from harm. The last thing anyone wants is to bite into an apple and find that something is suddenly missing from your mouth - and putting off this sinking feeling is possible.

We’ve put together an infographic that covers every step of a dental emergency - from prevention to problem management. No matter which part of the journey you’re at, there’s a little something to learn. If you do chip a tooth or crack a crown, never panic. Get in touch with your dentist right away, even after hours - it’s likely that their voicemail will help you learn what to do next. And if you’re ever in significant pain, don’t wait for a dental appointment; seek out emergency dental care.

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Facing a dental emergency? We’re here to help. Dr. Okamura will do everything possible to get your smile back in working condition. Get in touch today to schedule an appointment. And remember to set up regular dental exams (for most patients, this means two per year). Seeing your dentist regularly will help you replace any existing dental work before it chips or breaks.

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Dr. Kim Okamura

I'm Dr. Kim Okamura and this blog is a product of my love of dentistry. I dedicate it to all the patients I have served so that they may better understand my craft. The information here will give you and others the power to maintain and protect one of your most priceless gifts ... your SMILE.