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What your dentists in Venice want you to know
You never know when you will experience a dental emergency. You can suffer trauma to your face through an accident or sports injury. You can suffer extreme pain from untreated dental decay. If you are a young adult, you can have pain from erupting wisdom teeth. Whatever the dental emergency is, your dentists at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, FL want to help.
There are some things you can do to be prepared for a dental emergency. You should keep a dental emergency kit in a convenient place in your home. The kit should contain an over-the-counter pain medication, sterile gauze, saline solution, a small container with a lid, and the emergency, after-hours and office numbers for Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals.
If you are involved in a dental emergency, the first thing to do is stay calm and don’t panic. When you are calm and thinking clearly, you will be better able to assess the situation and do what is needed.
First, you should clean the affected area and put pressure on it with a piece of gauze to try and stop the bleeding.
If the problem is a chipped or fractured tooth, rinse the area and place an ice pack to prevent swelling.
If the problem is a tooth that has been knocked out, keep the tooth moist. If it's possible, without forcing it, you can attempt to put the tooth back in its socket, without touching the roots. The best place is between your cheek and gums, but you can also place it in the container with the saline solution. Remember to carry and hold the tooth by the crown so you keep the roots of the tooth free of germs.
Contact your dentist at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals as soon as possible. These are just a few of the steps which are helpful in a dental emergency. For more detailed information about dental emergencies, please visit the emergency care section on the website at http://www.venicedentist.com/library/8214/EmergencyCare.html
A dental emergency can be a scary situation, but just remember that help is a phone call away from your dentists at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, FL.
Stains and discolorations are among the most common cosmetic dental problems. Over the counter whitening products can help to an extent, but when it comes to removing stains and significantly whitening your teeth, a professional whitening treatment is necessary to really improve your smile. Davis and Beyer Dental Professionals in Venice, FL, offer both in office and at home whitening treatments with the Kor Whitening system.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Venice, FL
Even with the best of care, your teeth are vulnerable to staining from food, medications, trauma, and the natural aging process, which causes the enamel layer to thin as we get older. Many people find that a professional whitening treatment can even take several years off of their appearance. Take home treatments allow you to obtain the same professional results over time in the comfort and convenience of your own home and on your own schedule. For more stubborn stains, an in-office treatment can get your teeth anywhere from three to eight shades whiter within a two-hour treatment.
The Kor Whitening system turbo charges the teeth whitening process with special trays designed to limit saliva and acids from mixing with the whitening gel during application, which can interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment and long-term results. In addition to the specialized trays, Kor Whitening gels are continuously refrigerated and composed of Dual-Activated Tri-Barrel Hydermide Peroxide Technology, which delivers six to ten hours of whitening activity, compared to approximately 25-30 minutes with standard teeth whitening treatments.
After a professional teeth whitening procedure, minimizing exposure to food and lifestyle habits (like smoking) known to cause stains and discolorations are important to help prolong the effects of the treatment and to keep your teeth from developing new stains. Schedule a yearly dental check up and professional cleaning to maintain both your oral health and the cosmetic appearance of your smile.
Find a Dentist in Venice, FL
A professional teeth whitening treatment can transform your entire smile. For more information, contact our office by calling 941-488-1075 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Davis or Dr. Beyer today.