It was Henry de Bracton who said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to the health of your teeth, this is truly the case. Many major dental problems can be avoided simply through basic preventative dental care. From monitoring your sugary food intake to basic cleaning every six months performed by your dentist, you can maintain a healthy smile with a few basic preventative measures.
When you teeth have reached the point of dental disease, serious intervention is required to right a problem that can become very painful. However, preventative work on your part can stop a major problem well before it begins. Prevention is really quite simple and starts with establishing healthy habits and a routine at home. Brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste every day is a great start. Regular visits to your doctor for a cleaning and checkup every six months is also a great preventative measure.
Visiting your doctor regularly for a checkup and professional cleaning is also important to prevent serious dental issues. Your doctor is able to examine your teeth and gums for any signs of potential problems and fix any minor issues before they become serious. Your dentist plays an integral role in the prevention of disease and problems with your oral health. Examinations and cleaning’s, in addition to regular x-rays can help give your doctor insight into the health of your teeth and mouth.
Another way to prevent any serious dental problems is to use an oral irrigation device. Oral irrigation devices such as OralBreeze oral irrigators are a great way to rid your mouth of food particles and plaque that can lead to serious dental diseases. These devices gently clean your mouth with water, ensuring a healthy mouth, teeth and gums.