How Do I Prevent Dental Problems?

How Do I Prevent Dental Problems?

Posted by HEALTHY SMILES OF BIRMINGHAM on Feb 8 2021, 08:04 AM

Prevention is better than cure. We have heard this proverb a million times since childhood days; however, things might be easier said than done!

To develop a healthy oral routine, one needs to be patient and consistent. Here, we have come up with a few tips on how who can prevent dental problems. Keep reading to know all of them!

Ways to prevent dental problems

  • Brush like you love it!

Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Never skip this step, as this is the foremost step to prevent dental problems.

  • Floss, Be the boss!

Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners. Food particles get stuck in between the teeth and cause decay. The bacteria will arise like a phoenix from nowhere and cause all the dental problems. Therefore, we recommend you floss at least once a day. 

  • Use a mouthwash

All the residual plaque and germs can be washed off using a mouthwash. A fluoride-containing one would help restore the minerals and protect the enamel. You can also use an antiseptic mouthwash to keep the unwanted bacteria at bay!

  • A balanced diet

A nutritious diet can help to build strong teeth. Eat nutritious and balanced meals. Avoid sugary and acidic food items.

  • Supplements

Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride and calcium, which strengthens your teeth.

  • Extra- covering

If you want to be extra cautious about your dental health, then you can ask your dentist about dental sealants. They are applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay.

  • Fluoridated water

Fluoride is an essential mineral for teeth. Therefore, we recommend drinking fluoridated water. Researches show that children with developing teeth must consume fluoridated water. At the early age of tooth development, fluoridated water prevents tooth decay. Even adults can follow the same routine. 

  • Regular check-ups

Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.

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