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One of the worst things that could happen while you’re on vacation is a dental emergency. No one wants a throbbing tooth and smile that puts a damper on the entire trip. This is why it’s important to do what you can to avoid dental emergencies at all costs. To help you do so, Dr. Kenneth Klassen and our dental team have some tips and information for you.

First, try not to begin a major dental treatment right before you leave. This is because oftentimes the treatment requires multiple visits. If you leave between appointments, you’ll be stuck thinking more about your smile than about your adventures. So, it’s best to complete the treatment and recovery period before you leave or wait to begin treatment until you get back.

Second, correct any troubled dental work. If you have a loose or worn down dental crown or dental filling, it’s best to fix it before you hit the road. If you don’t, the restoration might fall out of place and cause major issues and discomfort. You don’t want that to happen, do you? So, the best thing you can do is fix the issue before you begin your trip.

Third, take good care of your teeth and gums by brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly. In fact, you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. If you take good care of your smile, you will have a better chance of keeping your teeth, gums, and entire oral health in tip-top shape.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please don’t be afraid to talk to your dentist in Clovis, California. When you call Kenneth Klassen, D.D.S. at 559-299-9211, our dental team will be thrilled to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions or adjusting your appointment time. We look forward to assisting you!