Prevention is the best painkiller there is. That's why the American Dental Association continues to promote routine examinations and preventative treatments. The more we visit our dentist the less chance there is of an oral disaster. Maintenance of our teeth is like a healthy hygiene workout. Prevention is painless; it's the emergency visit that requires painkillers and expensive restorations. Here are tips to prevent an oral meltdown. Routine check-ups and professional cleanings will help stop oral disease and complications from developing. Immediately replace chipped or broken teeth. Use a sonic toothbrush and waterpik to deep clean. So lose the painkillers and keep your pearly whites by practicing prevention.