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Brushing is a significant step in keeping your smile healthy. That is why Dr. Sapan Parikh with Platinum Dental Group in Somerset, New Jersey, is happy to talk to you about why brushing your teeth is essential to your oral health care.

If you go without brushing for a period of time, plaque and bacteria from foods in your mouth can cause your teeth to decay. Over time, plaque can harden into tartar, which is something only your dentist can remove and leads to gum disease. Gum disease can cause your teeth to fall out, give you stubborn bad breath, and produce swollen or bleeding gums. That is why brushing regularly can save you from a plethora of oral health problems.

It is imperative to keep in mind that brushing needs to occur at least twice a day for two minutes a day. This will help you clean your teeth thoroughly eliminating as much as plaque and bacteria as possible. By using floss after brushing, you are keeping your smile in healthy shape.

If you would like to learn more about brushing or have questions about your oral health, please call our office today at 732-828-0606 to set up an appointment. Our dental team stands ready to take your call and assist you in any way we can.