How to prevent toothache

April 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Toothache, Toothache Prevention

From time to time most people have encountered toothache of some kind, but there are few things you can do to maintain proper oral hygiene because oral hygiene is the key to the prevention of toothaches.

The main way to prevent a toothache is by keeping your gums and teeth healthy. You will need a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a dentist. The best way to prevent tooth decay is to brush your teeth twice a day, preferably after every meal and snack. Brushing your teeth helps to remove plaque that cause tooth decay and can lead to gum disease. Use a soft bristled toothbrush with toothpaste that contains fluoride. Always brush your tongue to remove the bacteria and to keep your breath fresh.

Flossing once a day also helps to prevent gum disease it will removes food debris and plaque at and below the gum line, as well as between teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. Recent studies have shown that another great reason to floss is that, flossing helps to prevent a heart attack or stroke. Be sure to gently insert the floss in between the teeth when flossing without braking or cracking, it could damage the gum tissue. Move the floss up and down into the spaces between the gum and teeth gently. Floss the sides of all of your teeth, even if there isn’t a tooth next to another one.

Mouthwash can reduce the number of bacteria in saliva, for a short time. To increase the production of saliva sugar free gum should be used. Saliva neutralizes the acids produced due to the breakdown of carbohydrates and enzymes in the saliva clear the bacteria in the mouth. The damage caused to the enamel of the teeth by acids in the food is repaired by the saliva. The larger the gap between meals, the greater the time available for the saliva to repair the damage to the tooth enamel.

By reducing sugary food and beverages in your diet cavities can be avoided. Since acids in the drinks attack the tooth enamel so avoid drinking carbonated drinks. Some processed foods like peanut, butter stick to the teeth are to be avoided because it cannot removed from the mouth by chewing and swallowing, so drinking water is advised after you eat these foods.

Your dentist is a very important part of healthy teeth and gums. He examines your teeth, gums, and learns if you may have a problem with a cavity. It is advisable to visit your dentist at for regular check up and teeth cleaning at least twice a year.

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