Brushing and cleaning your teeth regularly not only makes them look great, it makes them feel great too! Cleaning your teeth has many health benefits – too many to list in this blog. But just so you get an idea of how vital regular oral maintenance is, we will cover the top 3 health benefits teeth cleaning has.
We all know plaque is “bad,” but do you know why? Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria that builds upon the teeth over time. If it isn’t removed while it’s soft, it can harden – making it difficult to remove. Plaque will feed on any leftover food stuck in your teeth, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. So, get rid of that plaque and brush your teeth!
When you practice good oral health, you are preventing more significant problems from arising, such as cavities. Cavities occur when a hole in the tooth forms due to tooth decay. This can be caused by excess bacteria, too many sugary foods (such as gum and candy), and improper oral care. Avoid cavities by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly.
When teeth are neglected, you are at higher risk for tooth loss. Brushing your gums and teeth regularly will eliminate any bacteria on the gums and teeth. This bacteria could turn into an infection, resulting in tooth loss. To avoid this altogether, keep up with your oral hygiene!
Good oral care takes more than just brushing and flossing twice a day. It also requires you to see a dentist every six months. Your dentist will be able to detect any red flags that could turn into something serious if gone untreated. Schedule your bi-annual dental cleaning at Mequon Smile Design by calling 262.240.9400 today!