15 Sep

Three Things You Can Do To Prevent Toothache

shutterstock_370294100Toothache can make life miserable. The good news is that most cases are preventable. If you’re keen to keep pain at bay, here are 3 simple steps you can take:

  1. Book regular check-ups: toothache is often a sign of decay, and you can reduce your risk of developing cavities by visiting your dentist on a regular basis. If you haven’t been for a check-up in the last 6-9 months, now is the time to pick up the phone and make that call. Dental checks and quick and painless, and they could save you a lot of discomfort further down the line.
  2. Brush up on dental hygiene: brushing and flossing are your best weapons against oral health issues. If you don’t already devote at least 2 minutes to brushing your teeth every morning and evening, it’s time to brush up on dental hygiene and start improving your regime. Brush gently, be thorough and set a timer if you’re worried that you’re not brushing for long enough. Once you’ve cleaned your teeth, use dental floss or inter-dental brushes to clean the cracks and gaps between your teeth.
  3. Step away from the sugar: toothache is often a sign of infection or decay. Your diet can have a very strong influence on your oral health, so watch what you eat and try and limit your intake of sugary foods. When bacteria feed on sugar, they release acids, which weaken your tooth enamel and irritate the gums.

If you do have toothache, don’t cross your fingers and hope for the best. Give us a call and we’ll have you smiling again in no time!