Ever since I was a child, I have absolutely hated going to the dentist, each part of the experience makes me freak out and I have spent a lifetime doing all that I can to avoid going. I actually gave a wonderful dentist, Dr. Kami Hoss who always makes me feel at ease, in spite of that the smell and the sound of drilling is enough to keep me up at night. I know that I am not alone in my fear of the dentist and in fact I have a lot of friends who feel the same as I do. If you are the same as us and you despise the dentist surgery too, here is how I suggest that you avoid it.
Regular Check Ups
I know this may sound a little back to front but biting the bullet and going to see the dentist for a regular check up can be the best way to avoid a traumatic experience in the dentist chair later on down the line. Most of my check ups run very smoothly and just involve a quick look with the mirror before they let me go. If you do not go for your regular check up and a problem should occur, you will find yourself having to go and see the dentist in agony and it will involve a whole lot more of that brutal poking, drilling and injecting which they do.
When it comes to caring for your teeth, you should be brushing twice a day and flossing once at the end of the day. When you brush, you should be using a small headed toothbrush and spending at least two minutes on the clean, ensuring that you get into every grove and gal in your teeth. Make sure that you are brushing the gemlike as well as the tooth itself if you want to make sure that you are giving your mouth a thorough clean. Try to use a high fluoride toothpaste so that you can ensure that it is strengthening the enamel in your teeth as well as fighting off decay.
Eating and Drinking
They used to say that an apple a day keeps the dentist away but the vest course of action that you can take if you really want to keep the dentist away is to avoid eating and drinking anything with high sugar content. Sugar rots your teeth because the natural dental bacteria that you have turns the sugar into acid, and acid on your teeth doesn’t sound like something very appealing.
I’ll tag this on the end for anyone who has been living under a rock for most of their life but smoking is the single worst thing that you can down it comes to the care of your teeth and if you do smoke then either sop or expect to have many visits to the dentist chair in the future.