As we discussed in our last blog post, root canals are perhaps the most dreaded words in all of dentistry. Regardless of how the reputation of having a root canal was akin to being on your deathbed, Corsi Dental in Woodbury is here to tell you that there are ways to prevent from having a root canal in the first place. Below, we’ll take a gander at tips to prevent root canals, and if you are in need of a local dentist in Woodbury, contact our office today!
TIPS TO PREVENT ROOT CANALS
Invest in a Mouth Guard
Many people think mouthguards are silly. Either that, or they think mouthguards are uncomfortable, unsightly, or just a hardship to wear. Modern dentistry now makes the best custom mouthguards that are comfortable and clear, so many people don’t even know you are wearing them.
Those who want to invest in a mouthguard include:
- Those who grind or clench their teeth at night. You probably don’t know if you are doing it, but your dentist can tell you because your teeth will show signs of either of these. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, you could cause chips or breaks.
- Those who do sports. Many people associate mouthguards with football and hockey, and rightly so. However, if you do any type of sports, from soccer and basketball to snowboarding and lifting weights, you should be wearing a mouthguard. Not only will this help protect your teeth from being knocked out, but they will also protect them from being chipped, which leads to tooth infections.
Avoid Drinks That Are Acidic
Soda, juices, and other acidic drinks are downright terrible for your teeth. Not only do they perpetually bathe your teeth in sugar, but the acid in the drink can eat the enamel, or the protected layer, of your teeth (this is also the layer of your teeth that can become stained from foods). Bacteria love sugar, and both together is an open invitation for them to damage your teeth.
Have Regular Check-Ups
When you visit your local dentist, such as Corsi Dental in Woodbury, any teeth that are damaged or cracked can be found right away and fixed before an infection sets in. Having your teeth regularly cleaned also keeps down the bad bacteria that can cause a root canal.
CORSI DENTAL IN WOODBURY CAN HELP YOU WITH ALL YOUR DENTISTRY NEEDS
Root canals are basically infections of the inner layers of your teeth that need to be cleaned out, or they will only become worse and could cause you either pain, to lose a tooth, or both. Corsi Dental in Woodbury is passionate about helping you and your family have the best oral hygiene possible. When you take care of your teeth, you can rest assured that the odds of you having to have a root canal plummet. We offer an array of dental services, including fillings, crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, custom mouthguards, and more. Call us today for your next dental service!