Everyone should brush their teeth at least twice a day. The team at Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark is using this blog post to explain why it is so important.
Regular brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent decay and gum disease.
Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes the food from our teeth and prevents the build-up of plaque.
If we let food stay on our teeth, the starches in the food will combine with the plaque. This nasty mixture forms an acid which immediately starts drilling into the enamel to form cavities. Brushing can’t get all the spaces between your teeth, so you’ve got to floss also.
Brushing and flossing keeps gums and bone healthy.
If you let gum disease go untreated, you can lose teeth that are cavity-free!
The progression of gum disease goes like this:
- Plaque build-up irritates gums.
- Irritated gums pull back from the tooth.
- Bacteria multiply in the spaces between the gum and tooth.
- The bone holding the tooth is eaten by the bacteria.
- Say goodbye to the tooth.
The good news is that gum disease can be reversed if caught early. It is a treatable condition Premier Dental & Oral Health Group at Lake Ozark. We provide a full range of general dentistry services. Schedule your next checkup today!
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