Prevention & Saving Money

 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