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Prevent Severe Toothaches - Take Care Of Your Teeth To Prevent Toothaches

Jun 4, 2008
Toothaches are unpleasant, no matter how severe, but there are ways to prevent toothaches from happening. Proper dental care can prevent toothaches from occurring or ever happening. With a proper daily regiment you can ensure your teeth are healthy and last your life-time as well as preventing those costly trips to the dentist. So what has to been done to ensure your teeth last?

Brush your teeth at least twice a day. After every meal and before bed is the optimal route but if you live a busy hectic life where you cannot do this, strive to brush them twice a day at least, ensuring you do it before bedtime as this is the most vital time.

Take your time when you brush your teeth. It takes time to ensure each tooth is clean. It should take you 3-5 minutes to brush your teeth properly.

Take care to brush your gums and tongue as well. Bacteria can build up on the gumline leading to gingivitis so it essential to brush the gums. Forgetting to brush your tongue can result in bad breath from decaying bacteria.

For even more dental protection purchase one of the new dental products that kills bacteria daily on your toothbrush, or if that is out of the question, run it through the dishwasher on a daily basis to kill bacteria that may be residing in your toothbrush.

Don't forget to floss. You should ensure you floss once a day, before bedtime if possible. Flossing helps to remove some of the bacteria and food trapped between the teeth that simple brushing leaves behind. Be gentle with your gums when you do this or you can cause damage.

Chew sugar free gum if you tend to suffer from dry mouth. A dry mouth is a breading grounds for bacteria. Saliva helps to wash away germs and acid present in your mouth so without it your teeth are in danger.

So you know how to care for them but there are also things to avoid that will hep prolong the life of your teeth.

Avoid sugary foods or chewing on hard items ( candies, ice) to prevent cracking your teeth or causing cavities.

Don't smoke, smoking cause damage to the enamel of the teeth, which is there to protect your teeth from harmful bacteria.

Severe toothaches are preventable. Like any part of your body your teeth are a vital piece of the machine. Proper care and attention will ensure that your teeth last you a lifetime. If you ever suspect an issue with your teeth you should get into your dental professional as soon as you can; after all, a healthy happy smile takes effort. Your smile is one of the first things you present to people when you meet them, start things off with the best first impression, a healthy white smile. Take care of your teeth and your smile.Remember there are remedies for all types of toothaches but the important thing is to keep your teeth in good order so you won't need any remedies.
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