Many people find that their prescription medication is causing chronic dry mouth and halitosis. Are you one of them? If your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva, you are more likely to end up with cavities. Talk with a doctor to see if your dry mouth is cause by your medications. It is often possible to use an alternative. If you have to stick with the same one, there may be other ways to combat a dry mouth.
It’s imperative that you floss your teeth, as well as brushing your teeth daily. You have a slim to none chance of killing all bacteria with just brushing and flossing. Therefore, you should use an antibacterial mouthwash after brushing and flossing.
Don’t forget back teeth when brushing. Many people only brush the front, apparent teeth, resulting in problems in the back of the mouth. Avoid these problems by always brushing your back teeth as well. Avoid eating an abundance of acidic and/or sugary foods. Over time, these foods will cause tooth deterioration. When you do consume this type of food, make sure to accompany it with lots of water. Brushing your teeth immediately afterward is important, and will help stop the deterioration. To ensure that your teeth remain their healthiest, be sure to consume plenty of calcium. Dairy products, such as milk and cheese, are calcium enriched and will help your dental health. If you are not a fan of calcium-rich foods, you can always take a supplement instead.
If you cannot afford dental work, you should ask your dentist if you can pay in several installments. Some dentists do this using a third party, while others are kind enough to offer this directly to their customers. You will be able to easily afford the dental work you need done. Never chew ice. Chewing on ice may crack your teeth, which can make you more susceptible to more serious dental conditions. Use care when you are chewing anything that is hard, such as hard candy or popcorn kernels. If one of your teeth develops a crack, schedule an immediate dentist appointment.
Use a mouth guard when playing sports. Your dentist can customize one for you that will fit your teeth just right. You should not just buy one from a store because it will not fit you perfectly like it should. If your teeth are hit during a sport, they can be damaged greatly. You’ll save yourself a great deal of pain and money if you use a mouth guard.