7 easy ways to save money at the dentist
We all know that a visit to the dentist can be expensive at times, so here are 7 easy ways to save some money when the time comes.
The old adage “Prevention is better and Cure” rings very true when it comes to dentistry and the cost of treatment. So really “Prevention is always Cheaper than Cure” at the dentist.
Number 1 – Brush your Teeth
Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Problems such as dental decay are caused by the build-up of bacterial plaque on the teeth. Brushing twice a day, morning and night will remove the bacteria from your teeth before it has a chance to cause holes in them. Remember to brush the top of your tongue too to maintain a fresh breath.
Number 2 – Dental Floss between your Teeth
You can’t actually brush in between your teeth, so the only ways to clean in there is to use dental floss. Flossing removed the bacterial plaque and food trapped between your teeth, preventing dental decay and keeping your gum pink, tight and healthy.
Number 3 – Reduce and Limit Sugar in your Diet
The bacterial plaque on your teeth thrives on the sugars in your diet. So reduced the amount of sugar in your meals and drinks and limit how often you are consuming them. Also, try to have your sweet foods with your main meals rather snacking on them between meals.
Number 4 – Consume less sour, acidic foods and drink
Soft drinks, fruit juices and alcoholic beverages such as wine are very acidic, and start to dissolve your precious dental enamel as soon as you drink them. Over the years this can lead to sensitivity, pain and short, worn down teeth. If you must drink these, have some water to drink with it and avoid cleaning your teeth immediately after.
Number 5 – Keep well Hydrated
Drink plenty of water. Saliva is your body’s natural defence against dental decay. It washes away the plaque and food debris and the minerals in it can repair and reinforce your teeth against decay. Staying hydrated all day ensures that your saliva stays flowing in the mouth.
Number 6 – Wear a Sports Mouthguard
Getting your beautiful teeth smashed and busted up during sport will ruin your smile but also lead to a big expensive dental bill. Wear a well-designed and fitted sports mouthguard to reduce the risk of this happening.
Number 7 – Visit your Mandurah Dentist
Build the habit of seeing your dentist and hygienist every 6-12 months, they will examine all your teeth, mouth and gum to make sure they are healthy. And if they do detect a problem, it will be picked up at an earlier stage before it develops into a big expensive one.
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