There are many people who don't like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to repair damage to their teeth.
So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now part of their life — for a very long time. Since teeth are among the most important structures in the body — as the main opening through which bacteria can enter — preventing disaster should be chief among the health priorities for any individual.
By practicing proper habits centered on oral health, you can prevent the development of various dental problems including tooth decay and periodontal disease.
To avoid time in the dentist chair, follow these strategies in your regular routine:
- Brush daily after every meal, using a fluoride-based toothpaste
- Drink fluoridated water
- Floss daily at the very least
- Eat healthful foods
- Avoid hard, acidic and sugary foods which damage tooth enamel
In addition, to avoid prolonged visits to our Ann Arbor dental office, make sure you visit your Ann Arbor family dentists every six months for a cleaning and check-up. By routinely visiting the dentist, you will learn about problems before they are serious — preventing costly restorative treatments to repair damage that could have been prevented in the first place.