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As a kid and maybe even as an adult, you have probably been told that neglecting to brush your teeth on a daily basis will cause them to rot out of your head. While that seems extreme, it can happen if your teeth don’t receive consistent proper oral care. If you are wondering why brushing your teeth twice a day is important, our team is happy to provide the answer.

One, brushing removes plaque from the teeth and gums, which is the most important function it performs. Plaque is a buildup of bacteria along the gum line and teeth, and if left there, it can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Removing plaque twice a day prevents it from building up in your mouth.

Two, when you brush your teeth, you fortify the tooth enamel that protects your teeth. Tooth enamel is the hard outer shield that resists tooth decay, but it can be weakened by plaque and acids that are left on your smile too long. This increases the likelihood of dental problems.

Three, your dental hygiene influences your overall health because your mouth is one of the main gateways to your body. If your teeth and gums are unhealthy, your general health suffers as a result.

If you have further questions regarding the importance of brushing teeth twice a day, or you need to see the dentist for any reason, call Crosby Dental Center at 281-328-3569 today. Our team will gladly help you schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists, Dr. Jim Nored & Annette Gemp.