Cavities, root canals, even extractions are all costly plus painful! Millions of people a year in the United States suffer from one of many difficult to curb and very damaging teeth problems. Dentists and dental health care officials all agree that nearly every type of dental problem is in fact avoidable with simple care. Below are the top five ways to leave your smile gap free and your wallet with cash still in it.
1. Bush twice a day
Scrubbing those teeth everyday for 2 minutes at a time with a anti-cavity tooth paste is the most effective way of avoiding dental issues. When you brush your teeth you are removing and eliminating the bacteria build-up that lays on your teeth and between the teeth. This is an easy way to remove the day's food partials and to prevent cavities.
When we brush sometimes we are not able to get in between the nooks and crannies between teeth. This can be dangerous because you can actually have food stuck in between those small spaces which over time can grow into cavities. Flossing takes less then 5 minutes a day and it's a great way to ensure nothing is left behind.
3. Mouthwash or Salt rinse
If you are an "on the go" type of person who may not always have the spared 5 minutes to floss or even brush regularly, mouth washing is very important. It helps to eliminate and kill an overwhelming amount of germs in your mouth; and keep your breath fresh. If you are not a fan of mouthwash or the alcohol is too harsh for you be sure to do a Salt rinse. A salt rinse is a very simple and just as effective way to kill those germs. You would simply need a small cup filled with hot water and above 4 - 5 teaspoons of salt. Allow it to set into the cup and the water to cool before swishing in your mouth.
4. Listen to your mouth
If you notice any red bumps, feel any type of pain when eating or chewing, or even notice a chip or two it's important to get it checked out early. Small bumps can mean there is an infection, pain is a sign that something is wrong or shifting and chips that are not handled early can lead to necessary root canals.
5. Lighten up on sweets and acids
Everyone enjoys a sweet treat every now and then, but excessive amounts of sugars can damage your teeth. The sugars can eat away on your protective layers and eventually your enamel within the tooth. Another thing that acts just like sugar to the teeth is juice and drinks with a ton of acids. This can be energy drinks, sodas, even fruit drinks; so it's important to limit this intake.
All in all to avoid the painful and expensive teeth procedures you simply need to take small steps such as above to a healthier you. Bacterial buildup within your mouth and food particles can led to not only dental issues but heart and circulatory issues as well. Be sure to talk to your dentist for any other questions or other professional ways created just for you to prevent future issues.