Things to Always Have in Your Emergency Dental Kit
Posted on 3/30/2020 by Office
A dental emergency kit is simply a small kit that you take anywhere you go. It's almost like a first-aid kit for your teeth. It needs to be small and accessible. You don't want to lug around a tackle box of supplies. At the same time, you need your kit to have you covered no matter the situation.
You may find yourself in a situation where you need to quickly clean your mouth. Having a dental emergency kit means you'll never find yourself in a situation where you're self-conscious about your breath. Besides keeping your breath fresh, a dental emergency kit is also good to have in case of dental trauma.
How to Construct Your Kit
Keeping your emergency kit small is important. If it's too big, you may not take it everywhere you go. We recommend a small resalable plastic bag or a small zip-up cloth bag. Just make sure it's a container that you don't mind getting wet and dirty. Next, you'll need to think about supplies. You can think of supplies as two categories: cleaning and emergency.
Keeping dental cleaning supplies on you will mean you'll never be caught without a way to clean your teeth. Emergency supplies will be for oral trauma. For cleaning supplies, all you need is a small container of floss, a travel brush, and a travel toothpaste. For emergency supplies, a few packets of gauze should be enough. You can use gauze to stop bleeding in your mouth.
If you have the room, it may be good to pack a few packets of salt. In a pinch, you can mix the salt packets with warm water to create a disinfectant to swish with. Creating a kit may seem daunting, but we're here to help you. Call our office if you have any more questions about your emergency dental care kit.