Perhaps, you have heard that
conditions like high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, being overweight, being physically inactive, and
having a family history of early heart disease exposes one to the risk of
having a heart attack.
While certain risk factors
cannot be changed, it is important to realise that you do have control over
many others regardless of your age, background, or health status. Protecting
your heart can be as simple as taking a brisk walk, taking healthy vegetable
soup, maintaining a healthy weight and regularly but properly brushing your
BROKEN TOOTH Rinse dirt from injured area
with warm water. Place cold compresses over the face in the area of the injury.
Locate and save any broken tooth fragments. Immediate dental attention is
necessary. BLEEDING AFTER BABY TOOTH
COMES OUT Fold and pack a clean gauze
or cloth over the bleeding area. Have the child bite on the gauze with pressure
for 15 minutes. This may be repeated once; if bleeding persists, see a dentist. PERMANENT TOOTH THAT IS
KNOCKED OUT Clean the area around the
sore tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm salt water or use
dental floss to dislodge trapped food or debris. DO NOT clean or handle the
tooth unnecessarily. Try to reinsert it in its socket. Have the child hold the
tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth. If you cannot reinsert the
tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing milk or water. See a dentist IMMEDIATELY!
Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth. BROKEN BRACES AND WIRES If a broken appliance can be
removed easily, take it out. If it cannot, cover the sharp or protruding
portion with cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. DO NOT remove it. Take the
child to a dentist immediately. Loose or broken appliances that do not bother
the child usually do not require emergency attention. CUT OR BITTEN TONGUE, LIP, OR
CHEEK Apply ice to bruised areas.
If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or
cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes and if it cannot be
controlled by simple pressure, take the child to a hospital emergency room.