Brushing twice a day helps to reduce the amount of plaque present in your mouth, thus reducing the risk of cavities.
It can be challenging to find time to do even the most basic tasks with our busy modern lifestyles. So often, we come up with time-saving measures that often work to our detriment. Unfortunately, our oral health is one of the places hit by our supposed time-saving measures. For example, although it’s recommended we brush our teeth twice a day, many of us neglect this.
Brushing Twice a Day Helps Get Rid of Plaque
Plaque is the film-like substance that covers the teeth, and it’s caused by a mixture of bacteria and food materials. It is constantly being produced, and this can be a big problem. Plaque promotes bacterial growth and, hence, bacterial acid production, which can eat away the tooth enamel, causing tooth decay.
Tooth decay eventually leads to the formation of cavities that can lead to costly dentist visits. Brushing twice a day helps to reduce the amount of plaque present in your mouth, thus reducing the risk of cavities.
Brushing Twice a Day Stops the Formation of Tartar
Tartar is what happens when you let plaque build up and harden into a yellow substance. Tartar can’t be removed with a standard toothbrush; only a dentist can only scrape it off. Tartar is usually formed when plaque hasn’t been redistributed. Brushing twice a day redistributes plaque preventing it from building up. Tartar formation can lead to gum disease and a poorer appearance.
Brushing Twice a Day Prevents Gum Disease
The acid produced by the bacteria in the plaque and tartar can also damage the gums. This is because the gums are softer and more sensitive. So when the acid comes into contact with your gums, they become softer and begin to bleed when brushing. And if the issue persists, teeth might be lost.
Brushing Twice a Day Can Lead to Better Breath
Bad breath is caused by volatile sulfur compounds that are produced by bacteria found in our tongues. Brushing reduces the amount of these bacteria. Kinds of toothpaste with a minty smell also do wonders for our breath.
Brushing Twice a Day Can Help You Get Whiter Teeth
Tartar and pigments from the food we eat can eventually lead to the discoloration of our teeth. Brushing removes these substances before they have a chance of clinging to our teeth. This promotes whiter teeth.
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As you can see, not brushing twice every day can lead to significant tooth damage in the long run. And remedies to these problems may be both expensive and unpleasant to undergo.
For more information and tips on brushing and oral health in general, feel free to contact The Dental Anesthesia Center. We offer the best dental services and are ready to help you achieve a picture-perfect smile. Schedule your appointment today.
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