Sponsored content: No pain doesn’t mean no problems

We’ve gone through our lives hearing much advice on what to do and not to do, and what is good and bad for our teeth. Validating or debunking some of the common myths is Two Rivers Family Dental and Cosmetics, of Grangeville.

MYTH: IF I’M NOT EXPERIENCING ANY TEETH PAIN, I’M NOT HAVING ANY PROBLEMS. We’ve known of cavities since we were little kids, but truly understanding what these are, how they come about, and the preventative care needed to prevent these is still fuzzy for many.

“Pain shouldn’t be a factor in putting off dental examinations and cleanings, because by the time you are experiencing pain, the problem has gone too far,” said Dr. Shane Newton.

With the sensation of pain, this means the nerve of the tooth is being affected, and what before may have just been a simple filling is now something more involved, perhaps close to even a root canal.

And that’s what really hurts; the added expense of den-tal treatment.

Avoiding that compounded problem is one of the main reasons why regular checkups are important.

And while we’rea here, just a brief refresher: Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once every day, and rinse once a day. If not, the formation of cavities starts – first with plaque forming on teeth that can turn to acid.

Two Rivers Dentistry is open five days a week to answer any dental questions. Our phone is 208-983-1651. We’re also online at TWORIVERSDENTIST.COM . Complimentary consultation or second opinions are always available.

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