Toothache especially due to cavities really causes discomfort. Here are six steps to prevent cavities:
Netgenz - Health | Some say it's better to have a toothache than a heartache. But what more toothache because cavities really make you feel uncomfortable. Not just aches or pains, even some people feel pain in the head because of cavities. From the 2018 Riskesdas data, 7 out of 10 Indonesians have cavities. Rahardyan Parnaadji, Chairman of the Federation of Indonesian Dentistry Faculties (AFDOKGI), explained that many people underestimate cavities. "Tooth cavities, yes, pulled. Although actually holding back is easier than healing. This requires self-awareness," said Rahardyan in a virtual journalist meeting with Pepsodent some time ago.
Here are 6 simple ways to prevent cavities
1. Brush your teeth twice a day at the right time
The message to brush your teeth twice a day is voiced by several experts. Brush your teeth after every breakfast and before going to bed to clean the remaining food and caries in the oral cavity. It is possible that people feel that the frequency of toothbrushing is sufficient, but what is neglected is the time. "Training to brush your teeth is suitable for taking a shower in the morning, then there will be a follow-up activity, breakfast. If you don't clean it, it will trigger cavities," said Rahardyan.
2. Toothpaste with fluoride
Oral and dental health is related to toothpaste options. Odol in the market does offer various advantages. But what deserves your attention is the fluoride content. Fluoride has been proven to be efficient at strengthening, mineralizing, and coating the outermost tooth surface (dental e-mail).
3. Toothbrush fit
What does the right toothbrush look like? Rahardyan said that the brush head must fit in the mouth with soft bristles so that it does not injure the gums.
4. Control eating sweet foods
Drinks or sugary foods will trigger tooth decay including the development of cavities. At least rinse your mouth by gargling with plain water to prevent the remaining drinks or food from sticking to your teeth.
5. Use dental floss
Dental floss or dental floss is really recommended to clean teeth from the side of the toothbrush. The dental floss will reach between the teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach. According to Rahardyan, dental floss is more efficient in cleaning teeth than a toothbrush. Match the use of a toothbrush and dental floss for optimal clean teeth.
6. Regular dental check-ups
This is useful for checking the state of oral and dental health in detail. Regular dental check-ups also allow him to detect small cavities in the teeth early. Generally, if the hole still has a mini size, it doesn't appear to feel pain so people can ignore the condition of their teeth.