MILL CREEK, WA - With summer beginning, Dr. Chad Slocum, Mill Creek emergency dentist, urges patients to take extra steps in protecting their teeth and gums from dental emergencies. During the summer season, more and more people are outside participating in sports and various activities that could pose a threat to the health of their teeth and gums. Whether patients are swimming, playing basketball or simply jogging, there are opportunities in which an emergency can occur.
"I want my patients to understand the importance of protecting their teeth this summer because with more activities to participate in, there are more chances a dental emergency can occur. From chipped teeth or a bitten tongue, to knocked out teeth, we can never anticipate when an emergency might occur, but we can prepare ourselves to know how to react to a dental emergency," said Dr. Chad Slocum, emergency dentist in Mill Creek.
Dr. Slocum, Mill Creek dentist, urges his patients not to use their teeth as a tool. During the summer months picnics are a popular trend, but sometimes the right tools are forgotten. When a bottle or package needs to be opened, many people often opt for the use of their teeth to leverage the container. However, it is important that patients do not use their teeth to open anything. The consequences of using a person's teeth as tools are hairline or micro cracks that are hard to see, but will lead to increased problems in the future.
While participating in sports, Dr. Chad Slocum, dentist in Mill Creek, informs patients of the importance of wearing a mouth guard. Sports are a popular past time, but it is important to protect a person's teeth while participating. Whether a recreational or a professional sports player, protecting the teeth by wearing a mouth guard is vital. Mouth guards help to save teeth, and are fairly inexpensive. By visiting Dr. Slocum, dentist in Mill Creek, WA, at Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, patients can also take advantage of custom mouth guards, for added protection.
Additionally, summer is the time to enjoy food of all kinds including sodas and sweets. The bacteria that thrive in the mouth love sweets. However, sweets are converted into acids, which result in damages to the teeth. After eating sweets, or drinking sodas, this summer, Dr. Slocum, Mill Creek family dentist, urges his patients to brush or rinse their teeth immediately after. This helps to eliminate the sweets and prevent them from damaging the teeth.
Taking care of a person's teeth is vital and shouldn't be more or less difficult in the winter or summer. Dr. Chad Slocum, Mill Creek, WA dentist, informs his patients that dental care is a "year round" commitment. For more information or to set up an appointment, patients can visit the website for Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at http://www.pennycreeksmiles[dot]com, or by calling (425) 337-7300.
About Penny Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry: Penny Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry was established in May of 2006 by husband and wife dental team, Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard. Together Dr. Slocum and Dr. Lundgaard bring 29 years of dental experience to the practice. Penny Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is a leading provider of comprehensive and technically advanced dentistry. At Penny Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, they are proud to offer a wide variety of services and procedures to accommodate the wide variety of patients they treat. As a family practice, Drs. Slocum and Lundgaard are proud to serve young children as well as senior of Mill Creek, Washington.
Dr. Chad Slocum
3922 148th Street SE #201
Mill Creek, WA 98012
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