Oral Hygiene: Why You Should Brush

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Our dentist, Dr. Douglas Wheelock, strongly recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. As you brush, it’s important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Do you ever wonder why you should brush? If so, our dental team is happy to tell you why. Brushing can help you and your smile in many ways. In fact, brushing can:

-Help you prevent cavities: This is possible because brushing with fluoride toothpaste can strengthen the tooth enamel and give it the ability to resist decay. It’s also possible because brushing removes the bacteria that promote cavities regularly. If the bacteria aren’t there, they can’t form decay.

-Help you prevent gum disease: Gum disease is a very serious and dangerous dental issue. This is possible because brushing removes the plaque from the tooth enamel and gumline. Plaque is the harmful substance that threatens the gums and promotes gum disease.

-Help you have an attractive smile: This is possible because brushing removes the food that is stuck in your teeth and along the gums. No one likes to have a food-filled smile! It’s also possible because brushing with whitening toothpaste can whiten your tooth enamel to make it more beautiful.

For more information and details about brushing in Sioux City, Iowa, please contact Wheelock & Associates Dentistry when you have the chance. Our dental team will be excited to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t be afraid to call 712-274-2038. We look forward to hearing from you!