How can I prevent dental problems and costly dental bills?
Many people have the habit of visiting their dentists only when a problem arises in their mouth. Often when pain brings you to the dentist you are faced with one of 2 options; a costly root canal or a tooth removal. Regular dental visits are crucial for maintaining a good and effective dentition for all age groups. Often a dentist can diagnose and treat a cavity before you experience any symptoms preventing a root canal or tooth removal.
Follow these simple steps to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Brush twice daily (use a soft toothbrush!), especially once before bedtime. Make sure that all the surfaces (outer, inner and chewing surface) of teeth and gum are cleaned for effective plaque removal.
Use fluoride toothpaste and after brushing spit the toothpaste out. Avoid rinsing the paste from your mouth after brushing as this will wash the fluoride away from your teeth
Floss or use interdental brushes once daily to clean between your teeth (floss the teeth you want to keep)
Avoid eating sugary, sticky and acidic foods and drinks in between meals
Eat a wide variety of nutritious foods
Visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Your dentist can spot and stop any problems with your teeth and gums at the early stages
Visit you dental hygienist or dentist for regular dental hygiene cleans