Well you and your dentist. Prevention of a problem is always better then having a problem that needs to be solved- this is true everywhere, it’s the whole proactive vs. reactive approach. Preventative dentistry, then, is something you need to take advantage of- and there’s a lot you can do without leaning back in the dentist’s chair!
The first line of defense is regular brushing and flossing. Broken record time right? But the benefits can’t be extolled enough. Brushing and flossing prevent the plaque that, with bacteria’s help, produces the acids that break down teeth.
A healthy diet helps as well. Surprisingly, most of the foods you would guess are healthy are good for your teeth. Chocolate, pop, etc. are terrible for you and your mouth. Fruit can also be bad, even if it’s good for you.
Sticking with those routine visits is an absolute imperative. Here they catch all your problems early and can nip them in the bud, stopping any problem that could get serious in its tracks.
For more on what you can do to prevent your oral obfuscations, read this article, and remember to floss!
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