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I am sure you have heard it before, that brushing your teeth is healthy for your smile. Yet, how many people actually brush and regularly? Thousands of people put their smile at risk and fall under painful and costly conditions because of their lack of brushing and flossing. that is why our team here at Vallderuten Dental Associates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is happy to talk to you about the importance of brushing your teeth because we understand how healthy it is for your body and your smile.

Brushing your teeth regularly is the key technique for your oral health and should be done at least twice a day, for two minutes a day. This, in turn, will keep unhealthy food particles from nesting in your teeth causing plaque, so cavities can be avoided as much as possible. Flossing can reach between your teeth and deep along the gum line to also guard the hard to reach places your toothbrush cannot reach.

Don’t forget, it is important to keep in mind your toothbrush should be changed every four to six months at the very least. Basically, bacteria can settle in your toothbrush making it harder to keep your teeth clean. Also, by replacing your toothbrush when the bristles become damaged, you are keeping your oral health in wonderful condition. Worn bristles on your toothbrush can’t clean your teeth as well as fresh bristles on your toothbrush can.

If you strive to avoid brushing your teeth regularly, you could be putting your smile at risk to gum disease. If gum disease occurs in your grin, you could begin to experience things like persistent bad breath, tooth loss, red and bleeding gums, and even bone loss can occur in your jaw. That is why brushing is so imperative to do in your each and every day. If you have questions about your oral health or feel that it’s time for a dental check-up by a professional, please call our office today at 954-491-5748 to set up an appointment with Dr. Alma Vallderuten. Our friendly and dedicated team is always ready to assist your oral health in any way we can.