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It’s important to have a dental first-aid kit so you can take care of your teeth, gums, and smile if you ever experience a dental emergency. Unfortunately, oral injuries can happen, even if you’re doing something that has the least chance of harming your mouth. When you suffer an injury, the first-aid kit can help you. Here are some things our professional dental team in Newport News, VA and Hampton Roads, VA, encourages you to put in your kit:

-Medical-grade exam gloves (These can help you examine your smile and others’ smiles without exposing the mouth to germs)

-A dental mirror and flashlight (These can help you get a good look at the problem)

-Save-a-Tooth System (This product can keep a knocked-out tooth alive for a short period of time)

-Temporary over-the-counter dental cement (This can help you temporarily put a dental crown or other dental restoration into place when it has fallen out)

-Dental wax (This can help you prevent irritation from braces or a chipped tooth)

-Toothbrush and tweezers (These tools can help you clean your smile and treat small problems accurately)

-Sterile gauze (This can help control any bleeding)

-Tea bag (This can also help control any bleeding)

-Hydrogen peroxide (This can help you clean the injured area)

-Floss (This can help you alleviate pain from a stuck object in the gums)

-Ice pack (This can reduce swelling and pain)

-Orajel® (This can numb the mouth)

-Pain medication (This can help with the pain)

-Mouthwash (This can help with bad breath situations)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about what to put in your dental first-aid kit in Newport News, VA and Hampton Roads, VA, please contact Morrison Dental Group at 757-243-1755 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you, and we look forward to giving you the answers and information you need!