A list of routines to avoid the dentist...
Paying 500 euros to the dentist is not nice. Before I used to brush my teeth once or twice per day (sometimes I neglected the evenings because sleep...), but considering I got 6 intra-teeth cavities, apparently is not enough. So, here is my new schedule for keeping a tighter oral hygiene:
Take a vitamin pill every couple days (even though those have daily doses). Vitamin pills also contain minerals so they should help with teeth decay. (10€/year)
Use a more powerful electric toothbrush, I was using a 4000rpm, while now I got a 30000rpm one, newer ones have a more stable vibrating pattern that I assume it is important to reach spots between teeths and between teeths and gums. (30€/once)
Use two different toothpastes, in the morning use one for protection (with biomimetics/fluoride/olaflur/etc.. as active principle) and in the evening use an antiseptic one (mouthwash-based/herbs). (2€/toothpaste)
Because flossing can be too time consuming, I opted for using an ultra sonic cleaner every few weeks to thoroughly clean tartar between teeth. I got one that also has a camera and light to see where tartars accumulates, make sure it is actually an ultra sonic cleaner, such that it uses sound waves instead of vibrations (Some cleaner are marketed as being ultra sonic, but use vibrations...); The ones that use vibration can damage the teeth. (30€/once)
Use mouthwash at least for a couple of days after using the ultra sonic cleaner.
Hopefully this will help avoid hard to swallow dentist parcels in the future :|