Dental emergencies can happen at any time. However, it’s not uncommon for a dentist’s office to see an influx of chipped or broken teeth during the holiday season. This is because the candies and other sugary foods we indulge in over the winter holidays are not the only threats to our oral health.
If you’re like many adults, the holidays are a time to kick back with a few alcoholic beverages. A few glasses of wine, a tumbler of eggnog, and a piece or two of rum cake can quickly impair your judgement and motor skills. During parties, it’s easy to drink for hours on end, consuming far more than our usual limits without even noticing it. This creates an environment where people are prone to hitting themselves in the teeth with their cups, walking into glass doors, or falling flat on their faces.
The best thing you can do to avoid an emergency this holiday season is to be mindful of your limits and drink in moderation. Try to limit your drinking to mealtimes so that it is easier for you to control your portions. Should the worst happen, visit Overlake Family Dental in Bellevue.