When it comes to oral health, there are many things that can be done to keep and improve it. One of them is to brush at least twice a day. But why is that? Here are several benefits of brushing your teeth twice a day.
You Can Keep Bacteria From Building Up
When you wake up in the morning, despite not eating, there will be bacteria and other things on your teeth. Rather than let them sit on your teeth and then try to brush them off at night, you can get a good start to the day by brushing in the morning. It’ll also be good for your breath since you’ll have gotten rid of the bacteria that can cause halitosis, the technical term for bad breath.
It Can Prevent Tartar From Building Up
If you’re not diligent with brushing your teeth, plaque can form on them. If the plaque is allowed to remain on your teeth, it can then turn into tartar, which can only be removed by one of your local dentists. By brushing your teeth twice a day, you will be removing the plaque before it becomes tartar. This is very important for your oral health and will make dental cleanings easier.
It Can Keep Your Teeth Looking Whiter
When you drink certain things, like tea, coffee, wine, or soda, pigments from them can wind up discoloring your teeth. If you only brush once per day, this gives the pigments more time to set in causing them to look less white. If you brush twice a day, you will get rid of some of the pigments, and make your teeth look whiter and brighter. You also have the option of using whitening toothpaste or visiting one of your local dentists to have them do a professional tooth whitening to make them look fantastic.
Ultimately, even when you do brush twice a day, you should still see a dentist every six months. Despite your best efforts, including flossing, you can’t get everything. Your dentist or hygienist can, and they can also spot any early signs of gum disease. That will give you time to reverse it by resuming your good brushing and flossing habits.
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