How Tooth Brushing Prevents Gum Disease

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Murray Teeth Bleaching The team at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS represents the best-quality dental care in the Salt Lake Valley. Let’s discuss why  everyone should brush at least twice a day.

Brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent tooth decay.

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes the food from teeth and prevents the build-up of plaque.

If we let food stay on our teeth, the starches in the food will combine with the plaque. This nasty mixture forms an acid which immediately starts drilling into the enamel to form cavities. Brushing can’t get all the spaces between your teeth, so you’ve got to floss also.

Brushing and flossing keeps gums and bone healthy.

If you let gum disease go untreated, you can lose teeth that are cavity-free.

The progression of gum disease:

  1. Plaque build-up irritates gums.
  2. Irritated gums loosen from the tooth.
  3. Bacteria multiply in the spaces between the gum and tooth.
  4. The bone holding the tooth is eaten by the bacteria.
  5. Say goodbye to the tooth.

The good news is that gingivitis can be reversed if early.

Call Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, serving the Murray, Salt Lake City and Sandy Utah area. You can schedule a gum disease evaluation at our office in Murray. At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we offer sedation dentistry, Invisalign braces, and Six Month Smiles, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. Call today for an appointment.

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