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Injuries, accidents and emergencies can happen to your mouth just like any other part of the body. When this happens, you will want to act fast but also keep calm. Having a few common dental items in your first-aid kit can go a long way toward helping you resolve certain issues or help you manage them until you can get to the closest dentist.

Sometimes an object can get stuck between the teeth or along the gum line. Waxed dental floss slides easily between teeth and gums to help remove these things.

There are also tooth preservation products on the market that are designed to help preserve a tooth that has been knocked out. They usually come in a small container filled with a nourishing gel that is designed to help keep the knocked-out tooth alive until you can get to your dentist. You simply unscrew the cap, place the tooth in the gel and seal it again.

Salt packets and a small plastic cup in your first aid kit are convenient tools to help you prepare for a salt-water rinse.

Many oral traumas can benefit from a cold compress. Keeping a few zip-lock bags and a wash cloth or tea towel in the kit will help you put a compress together to alleviate pain. Dental topical anesthetics can also help numb the area if you can’t immediately make it to the dentist.

If you have questions about what dental products you should consider keeping in your emergency first-aid kit, please call us at 972-298-6131 to schedule an appointment.