The Reasons Why We Brush Our Teeth

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There are many people who let simple tasks like brushing their teeth fall behind. As a result, their oral health falls into a terrible condition that leads to painful and costly problems. That is why, our team here at John J. Tortora, DDS in Brick, New Jersey, gives you the many reasons why we brush our teeth.

To begin, did you know if you go without brushing, plaque and bacteria from foods in your mouth can cause your teeth to rot? Plaque, over time, will harden into tartar, which is something only your dentist can remove that leads to gum disease. Gum disease is a condition that can cause your teeth to fall out, give you consistent bad breath, and produce swollen or bleeding gums. That is why brushing every day can save you from an ocean of oral health concerns.

It is vital to note that brushing needs to occur at least twice a day for two minutes a day. Remember, this is each and every day. This will help you clean your teeth thoroughly removing as much as plaque and bacteria as possible. Flossing after brushing, is a fantastic way to remove the plaque and bacteria between your teeth and deep along your gum line. Hand-in-hand they work great in keeping your smile healthy.

If you would like to learn more about how to keep your smile healthy, please call us today at 732-295-1616. Dr. John Tortora and our professional dental team are happy to help you with any of your oral health concerns and give you a fresh smile you can be proud of.