Probably going to the dentist is not your favourite thing to do. However, sometimes the tooth pain could be so severe that you might need to use emergency dental services. In order to minimize the possibility of that happening we’ll share with you some tips on how to avoid emergency situations.
Imagine pain-free cleaning, no cavities or filling, sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Anyways, one of the steps to make that possible is actually going to the dentist once every six months, so that is not something you can skip. Emergency dental care, on the other hand, is something you can avoid. Let’s see how.
Here is our advice on how not to make any emergency visits during those six months.
Oral hygiene is, of course, the key. We are all aware of the billions of bacteria that live in our mouths. The thing you need to do is avoid them to build up as plaque or cause cavities, which can lead to gum disease. In order to have a healthy smile you need to practice good oral hygiene every day.
You should understand the right brushing techniques and make sure you use tools that are suitable for your teeth. Using the wrong toothbrush for example could cause more trouble than it would actually help.
Brush your teeth long enough. You may brush your teeth regulary but it may not be enough so they stay clean. You should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. To make it easier you can listen to a song while brushing to make sure that you’re not too quick. Once the song is over you’re done and your teeth are fresh and clean.
Floss daily and properly. Just like brushing flossing should be done correctly in order to clean as best as possible. It is suggested that the piece of floss should be about 18 inches in length, so you can use fresh floss without reinserting bacteria you just removed. The floss should go around the teeth in a “C”shape without harming your gums.
A mouthwash can go where the toothbrush can’t. It also keeps your gum line clean to avoid gum diseases like gingivitis. With mouthwash you get more thorough cleaning even on the go.
Some toothbrushes come with a tongue scraper on the back. Use I in your daily routine to minimize the bacteria that is left on your tongue after brushing your teeth. Also scraping your tongue helps to freshen your breath.
Make sure to regularly change your toothbrush. Don’t use the same brush for more than a few months as it is not doing the same job anymore. It is best to change your brush every three months. In that time keep you brush clean and allow it to air dry. Avoid sharing brushes with others.
Your good oral hygiene also depends on what you eat. If you eat a healthy, balanced diet, it’s less probable that you have teeth problems.
If your gums don’t get sore or bleed when you brush or floss them;
If you don’t constantly have bad breath
If your teeth feel nice and clean
By following the steps above you need to be sure that you are doing the best for your teeth. That is what you can do to minimize the possibility of a toothache. However, sometimes even when you are doing everything right, problem might still occur.
If it happens that you need emergency dental services Gallegos Family Dentistry is the place to call. Dr. Philip Gallegos is an established emergency dentist who can give you fast and adequate help when needed.
Gallegos Family Dentistry also offers same day treatment as we know that severe toothache can’t wait for tomorrow.