By J. Good
“Brush your teeth!” You may have heard this statement from your dentist since you were a small child, or from friends who spend time with you. If you are a parent, then you probably have said this to your own kids many times! Why do we need to brush? There are 3 main dental reasons why brushing your teeth is so vital.
If you do not routinely care for your teeth, then you will experience the pain of dental decay over time! As dental plaque and tartar build up on the outside of a tooth, the tooth surface wears away. Once the outer coating of your tooth wears off, the tooth is weakened and can easily decay and fall apart. Brushing your teeth on a regular basis, however, will keep you from developing more serious problems down the road including periodontal disease and other severe health affects – studies show that oral health effects your entire body health!
When two people meet for the first time, a smile is often the first thing they notice about each other. If you have not realized this, just wait until you meet someone with decayed or crooked teeth – you will notice the difference right away.! People quickly notice teeth that are yellow, caked with food, or covered in plaque. To make a great first impression on your friends, family, and even the opposite sex, regularly brush and maintain your teeth for a nice, white smile. After all, you can never take back a first impression!
When a person gets into a habit of slack oral hygiene, they will end up with really bad breath! No one wants to spend time in close proximity with a person who has bad breath. Brushing your teeth daily will help you to have clean-smelling breath – this will make you much more presentable to the people around you.
Though brushing your teeth takes only 2-3 minutes each day, its benefits can affect your body and dental health for a lifetime! Brushing your teeth will help you become more presentable in the present, as well as save you a lot of money in the future! Just like your mother told you, “Brush your teeth!”