The Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Teeth Posted on February 4, 2019

Tips from your friends at Endodontics in Cranberry

While your dentist looks forward to catching up with you during your annual exam, they truly hope you’re taking all the steps at home to take care of that beautiful smile. And the truth is, there really isn’t much to taking care of your teeth. With just a bit of daily TLC, you could be on your way to a healthier mouth.

At Endodontics in Cranberry, we know with even the best at-home care routine you can’t always prevent things that occur genetically or accidentally. Some families are prone to gum disease, while other individuals sustain mouth injuries, such as that fateful day your child missed a pop-up during the ninth inning.

This month your neighborhood Wexford endodontist has a few basic tips to help keep your natural smile nice and healthy!

Brush Twice a Day.

Your mouth easily attracts bacteria. It’s a love-hate relationship that is a battle every day. It’s a dark, moist place with a lot of nooks and crannies for bacteria to hang out. If you brush in the morning, you can rid the germs that snuggled up between your teeth throughout the night. Brushing at night will alternatively help remove the food, debris and germs you acquired throughout the day by eating your favorite foods and downing your favorite beverages.

Floss Daily

Dental Care PittsburghFlossing helps remove the yucky stuff stuck in between your teeth, which further helps combat gum disease, which can eventually lead to a root canal. Floss your teeth daily if you want to save those gums!

Limit Sugary Foods

There are plenty of health reasons to stay away from foods high in sugar, but from an oral standpoint, sugar feeds the bacteria that causes cavities. There are plenty of substitutions, like chewing sugar-free gum or omitting sugar from your coffee. But if you’re in a situation where skipping the sugar might be tough (say, missing your boss’ birthday cake), try to brush your teeth after indulging.  

Use Fluoridated Toothpaste

We love that we are living in a very “organic” world, but “all-natural” kinds of toothpaste simply don’t cut it when it comes to keeping a healthy mouth. While we encourage shopping at your local farmers market or eating organic meats, we know that fluoride plays a big role in combating tooth decay and the break down of enamel. If you don’t brush with a fluoridated toothpaste, your chance at gum disease or losing your teeth prematurely is very possible. Like we said, while we love seeing our patients, we surely don’t want your visit to end up with pulling a tooth or root canal surgery.

Wear Protective Mouth Gear

If you or your kids play sports, we always suggest using a mouth-guard for that one-off chance you get hit in the face. All it takes is a fastball, slap shot or spiked volleyball to the mouth!


At Endodontics in Cranberry, we know you can’t prevent everything. If you are searching for an endodontist to perform a painless root canal in Wexford or were sustained an oral injury, look no further than Dr. Semashko and his team to take care of you. With NO REFERRAL needed, call us today!