Dental pain can be a possible aftermath of a number of reasons, the most common ones being tooth grinding, tooth decay, tooth fracture or an abscessed tooth, filling problems, infected gums or wisdom teeth.
The key to preventing dental pain altogether is to follow a proper oral hygiene routine, paying frequent visits to the dentist and eating right. Start by brushing your teeth every time after a meal with a fluoride-based toothpaste, and consider flossing at least once daily. Brushing removes approximately 50% of all food particles that have stuck to your teeth, and therefore need to take other cleaning measures to maintain above average dental hygiene.
There are places in your mouth that brushing won’t clean effectively, i.e. between your teeth. You must, therefore, make a point of flossing at least once a day to ensure no food particles are left behind to rot and encourage bacterial build-up. Another important tip is to rinse your mouth twice daily with an antiseptic mouthwash to further clean up any residue left.
Visiting your dentist twice a year for check-ups and professional cleaning will make sure potential dental pain and problems are avoided before they get worse, and help get rid of any tartar and plaque build-up to give your oral health a boost.
Avoid sugary and acidic foods, like candy and soda, and tobacco to prevent various oral problems. Sugar is the primary food for bacteria that encourages feeding on teeth, paving the way to the eventual erosion of the protective enamel layer while acid in itself weakens the teeth by leaching the calcium, leaving them discolored, sensitive or even decayed. Tobacco can lead to may gum problems by impacting the attachment of soft tissue and bone and interfering with the normal function of the gum tissue cells.
Lastly, for more thorough prevention, ask your dentist about the various fluoride application options and sealants- thin plastic coating painted on the chewing surface of the teeth to prevent decay.
These are some simple yet effective tips which can help you keep dental pain at bay.