How to Avoid Having to Go to the Dentist

Let’s be honest, none of us really enjoy going to the dentist, personally, I absolutely despise it, all of that drilling, the smell and in actual fact, just the idea of someone poking and prodding around in my mouth gives me night-mare.

I am fortunate enough to have a great dentist Peter Spennato who manages to relax me and makes the whole experience slightly less harrowing, despite this I still try to do all that I can to avoid a dentist appointment and if you want to as well then here are some great tips on doing so.

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Check Ups

It may sound slightly complicated, but going to the dentist can actually help you avoid going to the dentist. If you get a regular check up, say once every 6 months, then you can make sure that you have a clean bill of health.

Failing to go the dentist could mean that problems arise without you knowing about them until it is too late. If you end up with a severe problem, then you could be looking at several visits to the dentist in order to fix it, something which sends shivers down my spine when I think about it, I prefer to go to my check ups and avoid the dentist for the next 6 months.

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Brushing

We are taught it from a young age, but still many of us fail to sufficiently clean our teeth, you should be doing it morning and night and even a little brush after eating.

Cleaning your teeth is the best way to avoid the dentist, you will have less bacteria on your teeth, less likelihood of infections, cavities, stronger teeth and of course, fresher breath.

When it comes to the actual brushing of your teeth you need to ensure that you are cleaning the gum line and that you are not brushing too hard, gums are sensitive and you could easily cut them if you are being too rigorous.

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Cut The Damage

Excessive drinking, smoking and too much sugar are a surefire way to get you in the dentist chair and if you want to avoid that then it is time to cut down on the vices. Teeth may be strong, but drinking and smoking can really weaken your teeth and leave you more at risk of infections or damaged teeth.

When it comes to sugar, it really is the devil for your teeth, what sugar does is has attached itself to the enamel of your teeth and then when the sugar comes away, so too does the enamel. Enamel is what keeps your teeth strong and healthy and if you eat too much sugar then you will severely damage your teeth. If you do drink alcohol or eat sugar then try to get into the habit of cleaning your teeth directly afterwards to minimize any damage that it can do.

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Enamel is what keeps your teeth strong and healthy and if you eat too much sugar then you will severely damage your teeth. If you do drink alcohol or eat sugar then try to get into the habit of cleaning your teeth directly afterwards to minimize any damage that it can do.

The key to staying away from the dentist is practicing good oral hygiene, regular checkups and cutting down on anything which can damage your teeth, easy to do and it can save you from the terrible fate of a dentist chair.