At Cascade Endodontics in Orem UT, we like to celebrate the New Year as much as anybody else. But we also know that holidays have a higher incidence for dental issues than regular days, and that many of those are dental in nature. So we’d be remiss to not mention to our patients, current or prospective, that there are easy steps you can take to mitigate the need for a root canal this year. Check them out!
How To Avoid Root Canals
- Brush and Floss Regularly: Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush two times a day, and flossing with proper dental floss after meals, will help you avoid most dental ailments that lead to cavities and other ailments that require root canals.
- Schedule Dental Cleanings: Attending regular appointments for professional dental cleanings is absolutely crucial, as it maintains your mouth’s cleanliness throughout the year, preventing any infections that require root canals from developing.
- Eat A Tooth-Healthy Diet: Try to reduce sugars and acidic foods, as they wear down your enamel and cause problems like deep-seated cavities and tooth loss. If you must indulge, drink water afterward and brush as soon as you get a chance.