You never know when a dental emergency might arise. They can happen at any time, often for no apparent reason. However, there are times when the average dentist’s office sees considerably more emergency patients than usual. The winter holiday season is one of these times.
Indeed, we all tend to indulge in sugary treats throughout the holidays. However, this is not the only problem to look out for. All of the family gatherings and parties we enjoy over the holidays create an environment wherein we are likely to overdrink. Many people will drink for hours on end, very probably passing up their normal limits without even realizing it. When we do that, we are all the more likely to hit ourselves in the teeth with our cups, walk into glass doors, or collapse on the floor. This adds up to chipped teeth, cracked teeth, and the occasional lost tooth.
To avoid any dental emergencies, just try to enjoy your alcohol in moderation. Limiting your alcoholic beverages to mealtimes can be a good way to manage your portions. Contact our Issaquah dentist if the worst should happen.