By reducing dental visits to only regular dental cleanings and checkups,
and practicing cavity prevention – you can avoid filing a dental
malpractice claim. A Cleveland,Ohio dental
medical malpractice lawyer can help if you need to file a claim.
Incorporating just a couple of the following dietary and lifestyle changes
can improve your oral health, promote healthy teeth, and reduce the number
of dental procedures that you may need.
Change when you eat sweets. Most people have a difficult time giving up sweets completely, so a better
idea is to make sure you consume sweets only with meals. Every time you
eat, the bacteria in your mouth release harmful lactic acid that begins
the demineralization of your teeth’s enamel and dentin. It takes
about 30-40 minutes for the saliva in your mouth to neutralize the lactic
acid, so don’t wait to eat your dessert later.
Consume healthy teeth-promoting snacks. Low-sugar and non-sticky foods such as plain yogurt, cottage cheese,
nuts, and raw vegetables with hummus or vegetable dip are good choices
for cavity prevention.
Don’t rush on brushing your teeth. Right after a meal is when your teeth are their most vulnerable, so wait
at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after meals, and remember
to brush your teeth, gums and tongue for at least 2 minutes total.
Floss before brushing. By flossing first, you open the space between your teeth, enabling the
fluoride in your toothpaste to coat one of the most susceptible spots
for cavity development protectively.
Sanitize your toothbrush. Reduce the bacteria that enter your mouth by rinsing your toothbrush with
water after brushing and storing it upright in a well-lit location to
keep bacteria growth minimized. Generally, replace your toothbrush every
3 or 4 months or more frequently if it shows signs of wear and tear.
If one too many visits to the dentist has resulted in an injury because
of a dentist’s error, you may be entitled to compensation for the
pain and financial loss you’ve suffered. Call the Cleveland law firm of
Mellino Law Firm at (440) 333-3800 and speak with an attorney about your options.