Maintaining good dental health can be a daunting task. Even if you haven’t been to the dentist in several years, let’s say you’re a week out from your next appointment and you are worried about all of the pain you’ve been experiencing. Either that or food keeps getting caught in your teeth and you don’t know why. You might have some cavities growing where you can’t see them.
Keep Brushing and Flossing
Improving your oral hygiene is the best way to slow down the spread of the cavities hiding in your mouth. This means that you have to brush and floss every day. If you don’t, then now is the time to start. If you go several days at a time without brushing, or if you only floss before a dentist appointment, then you’re not maximizing your opportunities to help your mouth get better. Then again, all the pain could be what’s stopping you.
Go to the Dentist More Often
If your teeth are in bad enough condition, doing anything to help will only make you feel worse. That’s why it’s it worth to visit your dentist more often: they don’t only offer preventative care, but advice and treatment for what to do when a cavity gets the best of you.
Fillings can close the gaps in your teeth caused by cavities. However, those will only last for so long. A sealant can also help with the holes in your teeth by protecting the chewing surfaces.
Change Your Diet
If you love sweets and sugary drinks, then it’s time to consider cutting back. Diet changes and lifestyle adjustments can go a long way in the battle against new cavities. Look at all of the sugar content in the food and drinks you enjoy, as you will see all of the sugar in cookies or brownies, but overlook adding four packets of sweetener to your morning coffee.
Increase Water Intake
Staying hydrated helps you feel better in several different ways. For one thing, it helps you get past feelings of fatigue and headache pain. Swishing can get rid of bacteria and food debris that gets stuck in your teeth as you snack your way through the day without being able to brush, floss, or use mouthwash. Drink as much water as you can and you’ll be amazed by how much better you’ll feel!
You Can Trust Olney Dental for All of Your Dental Care Needs
For all of your oral care questions and concerns, Olney Dental has the expertise and professionalism to get them the answers they need. Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.