Post by Tricia Pajac.

Most parents have a first aid kit that they travel with all the time, whether it is to the park or to a doubleheader for a traveling baseball game for their kids.

I want to write about a kit with necessary items for dental emergencies. When playing sports and being outdoors over the summer, a good dental emergency kit can make a huge difference so you are prepared when accidents happen.

If a child’s whole tooth is knocked out:

The number one thing to do is put that tooth directly into a glass of milk. So parents, while you are packing up the flip flops, juice boxes, and sandwiches make sure to fill a container of milk and put that in the cooler too, just in case.

If your child’s orthodontic brackets break:

Broken brackets can be easily fixed by adding just a little dental wax to your first aid kit.

Dental floss:

Everyone carries dental floss with them when they travel, but this is another very important part of a health kit. Dental floss has so many different uses and should be carried with you at all times. This is a small item that can easily be stored.

Most people do not know how important taking care of your teeth outside of the morning and the evening is. These are just a few simple tips to get you through those summer or winter activities.