Unfortunately, you cannot always prevent dental pain. Sometimes it’s just not up to you. Sometimes the condition just deteriorates into needing to see us. That being said, there is a lot that you can do and essentially, it’s keeping good oral hygiene. So preventing dental cavities and keeping your gingivitis gums healthy is what you can and should do; and in most cases, if it’s done correctly and you visit your dentist regularly so that we can pick up on things before they develop and deteriorate.
If you see the hygienist regularly, all these things will generally do the trick and we can minimise and try and avoid as much as possible. Additionally, some patients would be just more sensitive, and in such a case if you have sensitive teeth, you can use desensitising toothpaste as well, and that sometimes helps, but it’s crucially important to keep, to maintain good oral hygiene and to visit your dentist regularly for checkups.