I never want to have another cavity in my teeth.
February 4, 2013 4:06 AM Subscribe
I never want to have another cavity in my teeth. Help make this dream a reality.
posted by Ziggy500 to health & fitness (34 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I take care of my teeth (Oral-B electric toothbrush + floss + Corsodyl
mouthwash twice a day) but every time I go to get a check up at the dentist's and they do an x-ray, it seems like I need another filling. (I'm rather lax about going to the dentist as a result of a stupid phobia, so when I say 'every time' it's more like 'once every 2 or 3 years'.)
So far I have been able to avoid the dreaded root canal but every time they do a filling they comment on 'how deep' it is and how it's been 'borderline'. My dentist tells me I have 'soft' teeth that decay easily. My last filling came about as a result of a crack in my tooth which got infected. I have an appointment later this month... I'm sure they'll find another cavity when I go! :(
So what can I do to take better care of my teeth? I have a varied diet. I have a sweet tooth but don't enjoy fizzy drinks. Those of you with healthy teeth, do you limit your sweet intake? How often do you visit the dentist? What's your oral hygiene like? Is there anything I'm missing? YANMDentist, of course.