Every year on February 9th, we commemorate National Toothache Day. And while having a toothache is no no way to celebrate; being toothache free is something we can definitely celebrate. Mouthwatchers likes to use National Toothache Day to remind all of our friends how to stay toothache free and why keeping up with your dental care is so important.
The fact is, avoiding toothaches isn’t all that difficult, and it starts with a good dental hygiene protocol at home. Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes, by flossing,and a mouth wash . Flossing and brushing away the day’s bacteria aids in keeping your pearly whites clean and germ free.The cleaner your teeth ( and Tongue!) the less chance of developing a cavity or toothache.
In addition to your at-home hygiene routine, keeping up with professional cleaning and checkups with your dentist is just as important for a toothache free mouth. Dental visits take your teeth to a whole new level of clean, and hygienists work deep below the gum line to remove anything you may have missed. Your regular checkups are also a great time for us to catch any potential problems before they turn into major issues.
If you are experiencing a toothache, don’t wait for the pain to pass. A toothache is your body’s way of telling you that something’s not quite right, and you should listen. Don’t live with the discomfort of a toothache. Give your dentist a call and we’ll work together to determine the cause of the pain and get you back to being toothache free and smiling.