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Things Your Dentist Wants You To Know

teeth health smile dentistYour dentist appreciates when you understand what it takes to have healthy teeth and good overall dental health. You should brush teeth twice every day and floss at least once every day

Key takeaways:

– Failure to brush and floss regularly will lead to the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth causing gum disease, and potentially triggering heart disease.

– You should see a dentist when you first notice blood when brushing. Bleeding gums may lead to bacteria getting into the bloodstream.

– Cavities are not only caused by sugary foods. Acidic foods will erode tooth enamel and lead to tooth decay.

Many say every six months, but the American Dental Association says it depends on your health status, and frequency of visits should be recommended by your dentist, based on your risks factors for tooth decay and gum disease.

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What your dentist really wants you to know