One of the things that dentists hate the most is people who don’t brush their teeth regularly. Toothbrushes were invented for a reasons, and you should brush your teeth at least once per day, every single day. If possible, try and brush twice per day – once in the morning and once before bed.
Regular brushing reduces your risk of cavities:
One of the most popular reasons for people visiting the dentist is because they have painful or unsightly cavities. Cavities, or holes in the teeth, are caused by bacteria which effectively ‘eat’ away the protective outer covering of your teeth, exposing the softer insides. This can cause the teeth to quickly rot, and small holes can quickly turn into large ones.
Cavities can be both painful and very expensive to fix, especially if they aren’t treated quickly. If they get large enough, the root of your teeth can become exposed, causing terrible pain whenever you eat, drink, or expose your tooth to anything foreign. Bad cavities can even cause excruciating toothaches which can be painful all the time.
You can reduce your risk of developing cavities by brushing your teeth regularly. Brushing can help remove plaque and leftover food from your teeth, helping to prevent the build up of material for damaging bacteria to live in and feed on.