The best way to avoid a dental procedure like a root canal or periodontal disease treatment in Belmont is by practicing good oral hygiene habits at home. Watch this video to find out when a dentist suggests changing your toothbrush to ward off cavities and gum disease.
If your tooth has become severely decayed after an injury or accident, you may be unable to avoid a root canal. However, as your dentist will tell you, most cases of tooth decay and gum disease are entirely preventable. To avoid letting bacterial plaque accumulate on your teeth and gums, make sure to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. If the bristles are badly frayed or you have gum disease, replace sooner.