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How to Protect Your Tooth’s Roots & Prevent Root Canals

illustration of an infected tooth root needing root canal therapy

How often do you think about the roots of your teeth? Probably not that often. And how often do you think about root canals? Most likely never if you can avoid it. You may not be able to see them, but your tooth’s roots are an essential part of your overall oral health. If we can help it, we also want to make sure your teeth stay in such great condition that they never need a root canal. Here are some tips to protect your tooth’s roots and lessen your chances of requiring root canal treatment:

Maintain Your Daily Dental Routine

A major part of caring for your tooth’s roots is the same as what you’d do to care for the rest of your tooth: Consistent brushing and flossing. Make sure you’re not skipping out on brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. These simple practices will go a long way in protecting your teeth from cavities that could spread down into the tooth root if serious.

See the Dentist Twice a Year

You shouldn’t just visit the dentist when you have a problem. You should be visiting them to prevent problems too! When you stick to your biannual trips to the dental office, a hygienist can remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up on your tooth. Tartar can lead to decay and can only be cleaned off by a professional. Additionally, during these visits, a dentist can check for any signs of cavities before they’ve had time to make their way down to your tooth root.

Dental Solutions of Columbus Is Here for You!

Have any questions about protecting your dental health? Worried you might need root canal therapy? For all your smile needs, Dental Solutions of Columbus is here for you. We truly care about our community, and we want you to know that we’re ready to help, whether that just be answering a simple question or booking you a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.

Contact us to learn more about the services we provide! We look forward to hearing from you!

Dental Solutions of Columbus

Dental Solutions of Columbus