Brushing is an oral hygiene task that is greatly recommended. In fact, our dentists, Drs. Ball and Broadbent, strongly recommend brushing twice a day for two minutes each time. If you have braces, it’s important to brush more. As you scrub, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste unless otherwise recommended by your dentist. Our dental team is happy to list the reasons why brushing is important, which are:
-Brushing removes plaque and bacteria from your smile. This is very important because plaque and bacteria promote the development of gum disease and tooth decay. These are very dangerous dental issues that should be prevented as much as possible. Brushing helps you prevent them.
-Brushing strengthens your tooth enamel if you use fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is a mineral that is found in many natural resources. It is known to seep into your tooth enamel and strengthen it, which gives the teeth the ability to fight cavities and enamel erosion.
-Brushing removes tooth stains. This is because the abrasives or whitening solution in the toothpaste eliminates the minor stains that have just set into your tooth enamel. This can help you have a more attractive smile.
Call Dental Center today at 801.224.6165 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about brushing in Orem, Utah. Our dental team is happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from and talking with you!