How can I prevent a toothache?

Since most toothaches are the result of tooth decay, good oral hygiene practices can prevent toothaches:

  • Brush regularly with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • See your dentist twice a year for professional cleaning.

Also, eat foods low in sugar and ask your dentist about sealants and fluoride applications.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 03/23/2020.

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