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Why Brushing Your Teeth Is Important

As we all know, it is essential to have good dental hygiene, not only for the outward appearance of your teeth, but also for the health of your entire mouth and gums. If you do not take care of your teeth by brushing them on a regular basis, you will most likely have to go through several dental procedures and have varying degrees of pain when eating, drinking, chewing gum and more. If you’d like to avoid time-consuming procedures and painful tooth issues, we ask that you look at these top three reasons to take out the toothbrush:
  • Stop Plaque Buildup – When we eat food and leave our teeth unbrushed for an extended period, the bacteria in the mouth can act on the debris and form into a substance known as plaque. Plaque is dangerous, as it can cause damage to tooth enamel and gums that can eventually lead to other serious problems. Any easy way to prevent this from happening is by brushing your teeth at least twice a day to ensure food particles are being removed. 
  • Prevent Tooth Decay, Cavities and More – When you regularly brush your teeth, you will be making yourself less and less likely to suffer from tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. Even if you only stop brushing for a few days, you can begin to develop bacterial buildup that can lead to infections like a tooth abscess. It’s best to get and stay in the habit of frequent tooth brushing.
  • Avoid Bad Breath – Although this is not as serious as other issues, bad breath can have negative effects on many areas of your life. When interacting with loved ones, you may not care about the freshness of your breath, but the outside world will certainly notice it. So next time you head out of the house for work or a night out with friends, make sure to pick up your brush first!
At Sunrise Dental we believe that both electric and manual toothbrushes are fine; we just want you to get into a healthy routine. That’s why we ask that you make a conscious effort to brush your teeth at least twice a day at two-minute intervals to avoid all of the serious issues above. If you do not, you may find yourself in pain or suffering from dental problems that will need complex procedures to correct. Should you have any more questions about our suggestions for brushing, we ask that you schedule an appointment with us today. Our team is here to help you smile!