Importance of Tooth Brushing
Brushing your teeth in the morning and again at night might seem like a pointless task to many. Are we really cleaning our teeth very well, and if so, why then do we still need to attend professional cleanings every six months?
The truth is, even though our saliva and tongue do work to reduce harmful bacteria and plaque, they aren’t one hundred percent effective. They need some help to get the teeth clean and the unwanted debris removed. Brushing and flossing the teeth at regular intervals is vital to do just that.
If debris, bacteria, and plaque are not removed, they are able to attack the outer layers of the teeth, creating cavities. While a cavity might not seem like a very big deal to many, they can lead to very serious problems. These problems include infections, abscissions, gum disease, and tooth loss. Attending a dental cleaning as often as advised by an expert who knows your oral history, as well as your present condition will ensure that your teeth are as clean and healthy as possible.
Many different types of tooth brushes and toothpastes are available to cater to your dental and oral needs. You may decide you like a manual or electric brush best, or find one more effective over the other. Different toothpastes are made to address issues such as dental stains, tooth sensitivity, and excessive plaque removal. Talk to your dentist for their recommendations regarding which products will best help you in keeping your teeth clean, healthy, and happy.
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