Is tooth ache bothering you?
If so, the first question is this. When did you last see your dentist? If the answer is within the last six months and after the pain began then read on to stay on track with dental care.
If cost is an issue, talk to the dentist about a payment plan. Many times, the payment plan is less expensive than dental insurance, and you pay when you use the service.
Anxiety could be a stumbling block and thought of a visit to a dentist could increase that. Anxiety usually is a state of heightened awareness and overuse of sympathetic nervous system. Learn relaxation techniques not just for dental care but a whole array of health issues are helped when you learn to relax.
Regular use of dental cleaners and inter-dental cleaners that use small disposable brushes help keep the plaque and tartar off your teeth and make the dental visits more pleasant.
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On the natural side, baking soda can do wonders. You could use it a couple of times a week just like toothpaste. Baking soda could help whiten your teeth over time.
Brushing with table salt reduces bacteria. However, you need to watch your salt intake especially if you if kidney issues or hypertension. Don’t think that you just spit it out. Part of the salt that you use will get absorbed.
As an adult revisit how you should brush your teeth. What you may have learned may be outdated and ineffective.
Once you have reviewed your technique share it with your children. Kid-friendly toothbrushes and toothpaste may not be the way to go. Beware of marketing strategies that promote ineffective products.
Brushing duration is about two minutes for the entire mouth. This time should be spread evenly. There are some spots that may require more care. Coloring agents can help you identify those agents.
More is not better. Even with a soft-bristled toothbrush, you may wear out your teeth if you brush aggressively.
Flossing with correct technique as well as specifically designed gum brushes that go in between teeth goes a long way in getting the bacteria off your teeth and out of your gum lines before they harden into tartar.
Replace your tooth brush regularly. Tooth brushes with color fading features help you visually see when it is time.