We all know it’s important to brush twice a day to keep our teeth clean. Daily brushing, along with flossing, has benefits that go beyond fresh breath and a whiter smile. But what happens if you forget to brush before going to bed at night or think you’re too busy to brush before heading out the door in the morning?
That slimy bacterial coating called plaque builds up quickly. It rapidly facilitates more bacterial replication, eventually causing cavities and gum disease. Neglecting to brush directly leads to tooth loss and expensive dental bills. Brushing twice a day interrupts the bacterial lifecycle, reducing their chance to create cavities and damage the gums.
What If I Forget?
We all occasionally forget to brush, so as soon as you remember, break out that toothbrush and start brushing. Each time you brush, it should be for two minutes with a soft bristle toothbrush. Flossing is essential as well to keep your teeth and gums healthy. For extra protection and care, visit the Placerville Dental Group twice a year for your check-up and exam. These things are the best and least expensive way to protect your dental health and prevent problems from developing.
Another important thing to remember: gum, mouthwash and mints do not replace a daily oral care routine. Daily brushing and flossing are the only ways to significantly keep plaque under control.Your oral health should be a priority! At the Placerville Dental Group, it’s important to our dentists! Contact us today to make an appointment and start the coming new year off right.