There it is, that nagging pain in the side of your mouth. Are you ready to look for dentists yet? Actually, you’ve waited too long if you are already having mouth pain. The ideal time to visit your dentist is before you begin to have pain.
Promoting healthy gums and teeth is what regularly scheduled visits to your doctor are for, and they will help keep major and expensive problems from arising. Teeth cleaning every six months will keep plaque down to a minimum and also allow your doctor to do regular evaluations.
The best and most cost-efficient way of managing our teeth is to use the tools we were born with. Flossing consistently and brushing with medium pressure only is the best combination for long-term gum health and strong teeth. Only floss the teeth you want to keep, forget about the rest.
Your dentist can show you how to do this correctly, as well as reminding you not to brush so hard. Hard brushing helps erode the enamel on your teeth, and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. Brushing with medium pressure on a consistent basis, as well as flossing both morning and night, is the best combination of tooth maintenance you can do.
Using mouthwash can also help to loosen particles in your mouth that may have gotten stuck between teeth or at the gum line. Taking care of our gums in every way possible will prevent gingivitis. If you have a problem of receding gums, and toothpaste and mouthwash irritate exposed nerves, talk to your dentist about products for sensitive teeth to prevent irritation.
Dentists are most happy when we show up with less problems, not more to fix. Taking care of your teeth ensures a beautiful smile and strong, healthy teeth for a much longer period of time. It’s not a waste of time to spend two or three minutes of time each morning and night, when that time investment makes you healthier for years to come.