Dental Work and Holidays: A Guide for Travellers
Just because you go on holiday, doesn't mean that the bacteria on your mouth does. Hi! My name is Mandi, and as a lover of travelling, I have taken a lot of trips. Unfortunately, I have also had the misfortune to suffer from dental issues on those trips. This blog focuses on everything related to travelling and dental work. I plan to have posts on picking the right travel insurance for your teeth, dealing with a broken tooth when abroad, dental tourism and more. I hope that you find the information that you need and that your next holiday goes well. Now, let's smile together from wherever we are in the world! Happy travels!
Dentures remain a popular form of tooth replacement therapy as they offer dental patients an affordable and highly convenient way to address tooth loss. In addition to this, since dentures are removable, they do not need as intensive care as other tooth replacement options such as crowns, bridges or even implants. However, it is because of this simplified maintenance routine that some people end up becoming too lax with their denture care.
Dental emergencies can occur at any time of day or night. Being able to identify them when they occur can make the difference between salvaging a tooth or jaw, or losing it. Below are some dental emergencies that require immediate attention should they happen.
1. A Tooth That Is Knocked Out
A knocked-out tooth, also known as an avulsed tooth, is a major dental emergency. It's advisable to see an emergency dentist within an hour to best salvage it.
Chipped teeth are one of the more common dental imperfections that you could acquire, more so if you are engaged in activities that could expose your teeth to trauma such as physical sports. Additionally, chips can also occur when the enamel of your teeth has severely worn down, making it weak and brittle. However, since chipped teeth do not usually affect the nerve endings o the tooth, some people neglect fixing them as they assume it is merely cosmetic.
Your teeth are like any other stationary object when it comes to the accumulation of debris and other unsavoury items. If not cleaned on a daily basis, morning and night at the very least, a layer of dirt and bacteria will form on the surfaces of teeth. Initially, this layer contains good bacteria. However, in a short time, even as little as a few hours, bad bacteria begin to take over:
It can be extremely inconvenient and alarming when a dental bridge falls out, not to mention embarrassing if you happen to be with company. In most cases, permanent bridges are naturally meant to stay in place without any need for attention, and yet sometimes this doesn't happen. The teeth themselves may shift, placing pressure on the bridge, or the bonding material may fail.
Of course, the reason isn't what you should worry about, at least not initially.