5 Reasons to Brush Twice a Day

November 16th, 2018 In dental-care

When we were little we were constantly reminded to brush our teeth twice a day. And all though most of us hated doing that, growing up we realize the wisdom that lay in the advice that we received. Here are 5 important reasons why we need to take that advice very seriously!

  1. It doesn’t all have to be yellow!

    With the number of fashion trends that change over the years, having pearly whites have always been a constant reminder that health and beauty can go together. Nothing says confidence and health like a white set of teeth! However, if you don’t brush your teeth twice a day, your teeth will start being a metaphor for Coldplay’s “yellow”, which isn’t an attractive nor a healthy thing to have. When you brush, the toothpaste on your brush bristles contains ingredients that eliminates debris from the surface of your teeth and the surface stains that come with that.

  2. Protection of Gums

    It becomes vitally important to pay close attention to dental care when it comes to taking care of your body. The consumption of various kinds of food and the exposure to external factors in the air make the mouth vulnerable for the formation of bacteria, plaque and tartar. These are extremely detrimental for your health because as bacteria and plaque increase, your gums become inflamed and bleed when you brush, causing potentially much more serious problems. In order to avoid this it is very important to brush twice a day to prevent the formation of elements that lead to gum problems.

  3. Lesser Chances of Getting a Heart Attack

    Yup, you heard it right. When you brush your teeth twice a day, you can lower your risk for a heart attack or stroke! When you avoid brushing your teeth twice a day, bacteria builds up on the surface of your teeth, which later travels down your bloodstream and increases the cholesterol in your arteries.

  4. Prevention of Tartar Build Up

    A disgusting buildup of tartar is the most common result of neglecting dental hygiene. The only way to get rid of this formation is by scraping it off at a dental clinic, which will cost you a lot of money. How about preventing that all together? If left untreated it will result in bad gum infection, which causes excessive bleeding from gums, which can damage your lungs as a whole. Also if you happen to be a smoker, or if you are diabetic then you are at a higher risk of getting your health destroyed by the tartar as compared to an average person.

  5. Whiter, brighter!

    The consumption of different foods leads to the collection of pigments into the pores of your tooth enamel, which build up over time. The accumulation of pigments then discolors your teeth. Brushing your teeth twice a day can help remove some of the pigments that have not been fully absorbed by your teeth. If you brush with a whitening toothpaste, the ingredients in the toothpaste such as hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, to keep your teeth looking their best. Peroxide uses oxygenating power to help bleach away stains. Baking soda is alkaline and mildly abrasive, so it helps polish your teeth for a whitening boost. 

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