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Did you have one too many chocolates at your family holiday party? Does your toothache with pain? If so, our Chicago Osteopathic Hospital Dental Clinic PC dental team has some beneficial tips that will help you avoid having that feeling ever again. To avoid toothaches, we encourage you to do the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene: Brush your teeth for two minutes every morning and every night. As you brush, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The soft bristles will deeply clean your smile from toothache-causing particles and the fluoride will help strengthen your tooth enamel. After you’re done brushing at night, follow the routine with flossing and rinsing. When you floss, be careful along the gumline. When you rinse, use a beneficial product, like fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash.

Visit your dentist: There are many things that can cause a toothache, including tooth decay and enamel erosion. To prevent these things, you need to visit Dr. William Wilson every six months. The treatment involved will deeply clean your smile and it will also strengthen your tooth enamel with fluoride. This will help keep the toothaches away.

Eat a healthy and balanced diet: Eating tooth-healthy foods will help you prevent pain and aches in your teeth, especially if you avoid eating sugary products as much as possible. Another cause of a toothache is food being stuck in your teeth. If this happens, don’t be afraid to remove the particle with dental floss.

Doing these things will help you avoid having toothaches this holiday season. If you would like to learn more about toothaches in Chicago, Illinois, please call our office today at 773-947-4665 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. William Wilson, if you have a toothache and you’re worried it’s because of a serious issue. We’re happy to help you restore your oral health.