Having a toothache is terrible. Some people even say that toothache is even worse than heartache. That’s why it is better to pay extra attention to your oral hygiene. After all, prevention is always better than cure, right? Here are 3 steps that you can do to avoid toothache.
- Brush your teeth regularly
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, one in the morning, after your breakfast and one more time at night time, before you go to sleep. Brushing your teeth can help cleanse all the debris, plaque and excess food that get stuck on your teeth. After brushing, you can use your dental floss to remove dental plaque from the surfaces between the teeth.
- Less sugar intake
Who doesn’t love the amazing taste of a cupcake? Or the freshness of bottled or canned soda? A new research shows that more than half of Australians are exceeding the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommended daily intake of added sugars (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-21/australian-sugar-intake-remains-high-research/7263200). However, having too much sugar intake is not only not good for your body, but also your teeth. Consuming too much sugar can cause your teeth to easily have cavities, which may lead to toothache. Have less sugar intake, and more healthy food, such as fruits and vegetables.
- Regular visit to your dentist
A routine dental check-up and cleaning is necessary for preventing toothache. It is advised to have a dental check-up every 6 months. Your dentist can help detect any early sign of cavity or dental problem before it gets any worse.
“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond”
~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra