But Dentists can help protect your teeth

By now, you must have figured out which of these is your reason to fall prey to dental phobia. Read it here

Terrifying dental treatments like root canals, tooth removal, gum surgeries and implants do keep you awake at night just by the thought of it. That’s how you suffer from one.

But guess who else is a victim of dental phobia? Dentists can surely perform all these procedures with their skills. But if they’re to experience all of this, they’re horrified too!

Dentists exactly know when and what needs to be done, to not land up in a situation like yours. Let me give you an example. Won’t you do it all to prevent yourself from getting bald? Of course right?

Dentists do regularly keep a check and maintain their oral health. All it needs is some preventive measures to avoid all that pain and suffering. Your dentist does it too!

Teeth cleaning every 6 months

If you ever wonder how dentist’s don’t have any dental issues this is your answer. Dentist never fail to get this one. Teeth cleaning is one way to keep all your dental problems at bay. Teeth cleaning every 6 months will not only help your teeth be clean but will also improve your gum health.

Let me break it to you in these words, You only need a dentist to clean your teeth! Yes, you can avoid all the complex treatment procedures from ever occurring to you with a regular 6 monthly teeth cleaning.

If believing in myths about teeth cleaning is holding you back from getting one, you’re definitely on the wrong track.

Teeth polishing every3-4 months


Teeth polishing is different than teeth cleaning. A rough surface will naturally attract plaque and calculus deposits. Polishing your teeth makes the surfaces of the teeth smooth and give a glaze to your teeth. Teeth polishing every 3-4 months will help reduce the overall bacterial load in the mouth. Thus improving your oral hygiene and prevents the future dental issues that may be coming your way.

Get a filling before it’s too late

Often when food repeatedly starts sticking between your teeth, that might be an alarming sign that people tend to ignore. Food getting stuck between your teeth could be a sign of cavities or gum pockets. Either ways it’s needs immediate attention. Get a filling if required at the right time before it reaches the root canal stage.

Pit and fissure sealant procedure for cavity prone teeth

Our teeth are not flat and have valleys and depressions on them. The food we eat tends to get stuck in these depressions and hang in there for a long time. This gives the bacteria enough time to ferment the food and release acids making them more prone to tooth cavities. This is how cavities usually happen. Pit and fissure sealant procedure done by your dentist seals these depressions on your tooth and make them smooth. This prevents food from sticking on the tooth surface cavities.

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Fluoride treatments to avoid future cavities

Fluoride is one such element that has the superpower to prevent cavities from occurring in the first place. Fluoride treatments are nothing but a 10 minutes procedure where the fluoride gel is uniformly placed on the tray and then placed over the teeth. The fluoride in the gel reacts with the crystals of the teeth and forms a more stronger bond called fluorapatite crystals that prevent the onset of tooth cavities. Usually, the fluoride treatments are done at the age of 6-12. But it’s never too late.

Night guard to prevent teeth from wearing off

wearing off teeth due to constant grinding or clenching at night can make your teeth more prone to Sensitivity as well as cavities. This is because the enamel layer protecting your tooth gets worn off exposing the inner layers of the teeth called dentin. A night guard will help protect your enamel from wearing off and also prevent whats coming next.

The bottom line

Only if you did it like your dentist. You could save yourself from all the major surgical procedures. Go for preventive dental treatments and you won’t ever have to ask yourself why are dental treatments so scary.


  • You may not actually be scared of a dentist. You are actually scared of dental treatments that cause you pain and suffering.
  • You can save yourself from all the pain and suffering by regularly getting the above mentioned treatments done by a dentist.
  • These procedures are not at all painful. But yet help you avoid the complex dental treatments.
  • Keep a regular check on your oral health To avoid frequent visits to dentist. Do this by downloading the DentalDost App and taking. a free dental scan at the comfort of your home.
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Author Bio: Dr. Amrita Jain is a practicing dental surgeon since 4 years. She completed her B.D.S in 2016 and was has been a rank holder throughout her course. She suggests “Holistic dentistry is the best dentistry”. Her treatment line follows a conservative pattern which means saving a tooth is of utmost priority and preventing your teeth from getting decayed rather than curing it with a root canal treatment. She inculcates the same while consulting her patients. Apart from her interest in clinical practice, she has developed interest in research and writing over a period of time. She states “It is my clinical experience that motivates me to write and spread dental awareness”. Her articles are well researched with a combination of technical knowledge and clinical experience.

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