You can’t always prevent toothaches. Sometimes, they occur for reasons out of your control.

But there are things you can do to reduce your risk:

  • Brush your teeth two to three times a day using a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush;
  • Floss between your teeth once a day, preferably before going to bed at night;
  • Limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings.

Ask your dentist about sealants and fluoride treatments.