Why it is Vital to Brush Your Teeth

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Are you tired of your dentist telling you to brush your teeth? If your dentist is having to constantly remind you, then perhaps you should listen and see what happens to your beautiful smile. By brushing regularly, you are helping your dentist fight plaque and bacteria and keep your smile in tip-top oral health. That is why, Dr. Condie and Dr. Tuft and our team here at Condie & Tuft Family Dentistry in Springville, Utah, is happy to talk to you about why it is vital to brush your teeth.

If you go too long without brushing, plaque and bacteria from foods in your mouth will cause your teeth to rot. Plaque, over time, can harden into tartar, which is something only your dentist can clear and leads to gum disease. Gum disease can cause your teeth to decay and fall out, give you consistent bad breath, and produce swollen or bleeding gums. That is why brushing regularly can protect you from a series of oral health problems.

It is always imperative to note that brushing needs to happen at least twice a day for two minutes a day. This will help you clean your teeth thoroughly removing as much as plaque and bacteria as possible from your smile. By using floss after brushing, you are keeping your smile in healthy condition in places your brush cannot reach.

Now that you have a better understanding of why it is important to brush, make sure to remember to come in for your dental cleanings. Having your teeth cleaned regularly can make sure your smile is on track for positive oral health. If you have questions, please call us today at 801-489-7364 to set up an appointment. Our staff is always happy to help you and your oral health.