How to Avoid Trips to the Dentist

Must do’s:
  • Brush twice a day. Do it for at least two minutes each time. Make sure to scrub the tongue as well.
  • Floss at least once a day. Flossing is more important than anything else, but often overlooked.
  • Use mouthwash twice a day. It helps kill bacteria.
  • After every meal either rinse your mouth out or chew gum. Get those crumbs out of there before they can do any damage.
  • Change your toothbrush every 3 months. Or whenever the bristles wear down.

Other advice:

  • Avoid foods with a lot of sugar.Bacteria thrive on a high-sugar diet.
  • Use a straw to drink soft drinks and juices. This way the drinks won’t come in contact with your teeth.
  • Avoid eating chips. They tend to get stuck in your teeth more than other foods.

Finding dental work on the cheap:

  • Find a dental school in your area. Students need the work, so you can often times find treatment for cheap our potentially for free.
  • Find a low income clinic in your area. There is a chance they have a dentist on staff that works on the cheap.
  • Call a dentist in your area. Explain your situation. Dental staffs are always super friendly, and won’t hesitate to refer you to someone who could help you out.

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