Five Ways to Reduce the Number of Dental Visits You have Each Year

There are a few things you can do to reduce how many times you visit your dentist each year.

 

There are some patients that find themselves visiting the dentist almost every month, some even more due to the condition of their teeth, pain they experience and other factors that contribute to their dental health each and every day.

 

Brush properly

 

The first thing you need to do, according to Tariq Drabu, is to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at each brushing. You will want to brush right before bed and then again at some point during the day. Your night time brush is the most important as it’s when you sleep that bacteria really get to work and can cause problems in your mouth.

 

Brushing techniques

 

While brushing twice a day is important, so is the technique that you use. Tariq Drabu advises that you hold your toothbrush at a forty five degree angle and focus on each individual tooth. You will want to brush the tooth and the gum line to encourage healthy teeth and gums, remove plaque and ensure your teeth are clean after every brush.

 

Use the right equipment

 

Everyone owns a tooth brush, but Tariq Drabu advised that ti is important to have the right equipment at hand to provide results. This includes a toothbrush for your age, either manual or electric. The toothbrush should be changed every three months, sooner if you are unwell or suffering from gum disease. You will also want dental floss, which you can use to clean between your teeth in those hard to reach areas that the tooth brush couldn’t get to.

 

Visit your dentist for routine appointments

 

One of the biggest mistakes that patients make is not attending their routine dental appointments, according to Tariq Drabu. The appointments are not designed to only be attended if you are in pain. Attend your appointment, this enables your dentist to check your mouth, teeth and gums and ensure your mouth is healthy. It also helps the dentist catch any problems early on.

 

Use a mouth guard

 

If you do play sports, Tariq Drabu urges you to wear a mouth guard to reduce any damage to your teeth. High impact sports, such as football, rugby and even wrestling, should have you wearing a mouth guard to keep your teeth safe and help you preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible.

About the Author

Dr Tariq Drabu Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists


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