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Have you heard it is important to brush your teeth? Do you understand why brushing your teeth is important to your oral health? If not, you have come to the right blog! Here at Complete Dental Care in Newcomerstown, Ohio, we are happy to provide you with some insight on the reason why brushing your teeth is essential to your oral health.

As you eat, drink and even talk, bacteria forms in your mouth. Food particles and other bacteria develop a sticky substance called plaque that sticks to your teeth. Over time, plaque will eat away at your teeth. Each tooth in your mouth is made up of tooth enamel, which plaque feeds on until it hardens into tartar, forms cavities, and ushers in gum disease. If left unchecked, plaque can destroy your tooth, leading to tooth loss, gum disease and even loss of bone in your jaw.

Brushing your teeth can protect your smile from the threat of plaque and other bacteria that linger in your smile. By brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, you can keep your teeth safe and fight off gum disease. It is also important to note to replace your toothbrush every three or four months. This is because bacteria can live and thrive in your toothbrush and as the bristles become worn, they won’t clean your teeth as well.

If you feel it’s time for a professional dental cleaning, please call us today to set up an appointment with our dentists at 740-254-8102. Our team is happy to talk to you about how to keep your smile healthy and work with you to find the right treatments you need for your unique smile.