keep teeth in check

By Health Promotion Board

visit the dentist regularly

Brushing, flossing, cutting down on sugary foods to prevent cavities — you've done all these. And you haven't had complaints of toothaches. This means everything is going good, right?

Prevent the Pain

When it comes to dental health, prevention is better than cure. Don't wait until there are complaints before you bring your child to the dentist.

Start them young — bring your child to the dentist from the age of one, and return for regular check-ups. These check-ups are important for monitoring oral development, and also to see if your child has been practising good dental habits

Can Adults Skip the Dentist?

It's important for kids to visit the dentist regularly… But what about adults?

We've got our permanent teeth — which won't change much — and we brush and floss daily so we've got the good hygiene part covered. This means we don't need regular dentist visits, right?

Again, you want to take the "prevention is better than cure" approach for permanent teeth, instead of rushing to the dentist when your teeth start hurting.

Your dentist might be able to spot problems before they get too serious — you might not feel pain until the damage is done.

And even if your dentist gives your teeth a clean bill of health, you'll still be giving your teeth a good clean.

Regular Visits, Not Last Minute Panic

Pay your dentist regular visits: a rule of thumb is twice a year, but your dentist may advise differently depending on how well you take care of your teeth.

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