Preventing Toothache

Preventing Toothache

The best way to avoid getting toothache and other dental problems is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. To do this, you should:

  • Limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks – you should have these as an occasional treat and only at mealtimes
  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a toothpaste that contains fluoride – gently brush your gums and tongue as well
  • Clean between your teeth using dental floss and, if necessary, use a mouthwash
  • Don’t smoke – it can make some dental problems worse

Make sure you have regular dental check-ups, preferably with the same dentist.

The time between check-ups can vary, depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of developing future problems.

Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on your overall oral health.

Children should have a dental check-up every six months so tooth decay can be spotted and treated early.