The best way to prevent gum diseases or dental abscesses is by keeping teeth and gums as clean as possible. This can be done with the following steps:
1.Brushing teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day, for at least 2 minutes
2.Cutting down on sugary food and drinks
3.Flossing or using an interdental brush regularly to clean between the teeth and under the gum line
4.Not smoking, as it can make dental problems worse
5.Having regular dental checkups
If someone has a toothache that lasts longer than a couple of days, they should see their dentist for advice and treatment.