Brushing Teeth

Cavities. Rotten teeth. Enflamed gums. Gingivitis. Root canals. Crowns. Bridges. Dentures. The list of dental problems is endless, but there is a really, really easy thing to do to avoid all of those issues. All you have to do is brush your teeth after each meal. Brushing teeth is a simple, easy task that doesn't take any more than five minutes, and it leaves your teeth clean, your gums healthy, and your breath smelling fresh. Some people don't worry about brushing teeth out of laziness or indifference. On the other hand, some people still have problems despite regularly brushing their teeth because they have thin or non-existent enamel on their teeth to protect them. Another important part of dental health is flossing. Flossing is absolutely critical to prevent cavities and to care for gums. Think about all the time and money that can be saved by the simple act of rubbing waxed string between your teeth!

When you brush your teeth, keep a few tips in mind. First, you should floss first because you will tease out plaque and food and germs. Second, brush close to the gum line in order to keep your gums clean and healthy. Third, it is best to do it after each meal, because that way, sugar and bacteria won't have a chance to settle in and really hurt your teeth. Finally, in order to get your mouth really clean and fresh, you might need to use an electric toothbrush. Though they can be expensive, they're good investments and might save you thousands later in dental bills.

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