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.
Brushing keeps your mouth healthy:
Oral health and hygiene is something that a lot of people – unfortunately – neglect. As the saying goes, a healthy mouth means a healthy you. The state of and health of your mouth is closely linked to your overall health, especially with respect to your digestive and respiratory systems.
If you allow plaque and old food to build up in your teeth and gums, you may be exposing yourself to any number of oral diseases. Some of the more common diseases include gingivitis and ulcers. Both of these can be very painful, can cause unsightly sores, and can cause bleeding of the gums and surrounding areas. This can expose your teeth to more damage, and can cause a dramatic decline in the health of your mouth if they aren’t treated.
Regular brushing can help keep your gums and teeth clean. This can, in turn, reduce your risk of developing oral health problems, and will leave you feeling much healthier. If possible, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and get in the habit of cleaning your gums and your tongue at the same time as your teeth.
Brushing keeps your breath fresh:
Bad breath is a problem which plagues people throughout the world. It can affect everything from a person’s job to their romantic life, and can be a major cause for concern. Bad breath is often an indicator of very poor oral hygiene, but the good news is that it can usually be fixed by simply cleaning your teeth more often!
As you can see, it is very important to clean your teeth at least once, and preferably twice per day. If you don’t you might find yourself having problems with oral diseases and visiting the dentist more often than you need to. Get brushing!