How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?
Most dental professionals recommend brushing teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning before breakfast and at night before going to bed. Flossing should also be an important part of your daily routine, as it helps break up the plaque that toothbrushes simply cannot reach.
By following these simple tips, you can keep mouth bacteria at a healthy level while also maintaining fresh breath and beautiful smile.
What is Tooth Decay?
Tooth decay is damage that results from bacteria in the mouth. Plaque-forming bacteria release acids that eat away at the tooth, eventually resulting in a cavity.
How Often Should I Schedule a Dental Cleaning?
All depending on your particular needs and the health of your teeth, most dentists will recommend a dental cleaning every six months. Regular cleanings help remove any tartar buildup and will give your dentist a chance to examine the health of your teeth and gums.
What Happens When I Don’t Brush and/or Floss My Teeth?
If you skip brushing or flossing, you may notice a slimy film starting to form on the surface of your teeth. This is plaque. Plaque releases acids that erode tooth enamel and can lead to gum disease. When plaque hardens it becomes tartar, a substance that is nearly impossible to remove without professional dental tools. Tartar poses serious risks in both tooth decay and gum disease. So, be sure to brush and floss as often as your dentist recommends!
What is a Crown?
A crown is essentially a cap that is placed around the surface of the tooth for strength and protection. They are commonly applied to teeth that are cracked, worn, or missing enamel due to tooth decay.
What is a Veneer?
Veneers are most commonly applied for cosmetic purposes. They can be used to cover gaps, deep stains, or teeth with an irregular shape.
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