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Did you know, if you keep your smile brushed and flossed regularly, you can save yourself painful and costly restorations in the future? Yes, it’s true! Brushing and flossing are both powerful actions that can are easy to do and can have positive and lasting effects on your oral health.

Simple tasks such as eating, drinking and even talking can help bacteria form in your mouth. Food particles and other bacteria create a very sticky substance called plaque that sticks to your teeth. After a while, plaque will begin to harden into tartar and eat away at your teeth. Each tooth in your mouth has an outer layer of tooth enamel, which is the food of plaque. Plaque forms cavities and ushers in gum disease. If plaque is left unchecked, it can destroy your teeth, leading to tooth loss, gum disease and even loss of bone in your jaw.

Brushing your teeth is a simple task you can do to protect your smile from the threats that linger in your smile. By brushing your teeth twice a day with a very soft-bristled toothbrush, you can keep your teeth clean and safe while fighting off gum disease. It is also significant to note to replace your toothbrush every three or four months, especially if you have been sick. This is because bacteria can develop on your toothbrush. As the bristles become worn, they won’t clean your teeth as well either, so replacing it often is always ideal.

Drs. Gubler and Gubler, our dentists in Henderson, Nevada, cares for your oral health, and is happy to assist you if you are in need of a dental cleaning or exam. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call Gubler Dental at (702) 558-9977. Our team is always happy to assist your smile.