We always hear that we have to brush our teeth at least twice a day, but what happens if we don’t? There are numerous reasons (excuses?) why the twice daily brushing habit may not be followed, such as a busy schedule, lack of facilities for tooth brushing when out of the house, or just plain old laziness. While you may not immediately feel the effects of irregular tooth brushing, your smile will definitely be put at risk if you do this on a regular basis.
After meals, there will be food pieces stuck in between teeth and the gum line, and the surface of the tongue. When you don’t brush your teeth, your saliva can interact with the food bits to encourage the multiplication or harmful bacteria – which could have been removed easily with proper tooth brushing. When plaque stays in place for a longer period of time, it hardens into tartar deposits which can harm both your teeth and your gums if not removed.
Regular tooth brushing will go a long way in making sure that you do not lose your teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease, which can, in turn, be caused by plaque formation. You can maintain a beautiful smile if you keep your teeth and mouth clean with tooth brushing at least twice daily. You can also prevent an embarrassing bad breath problem by diligently brushing your teeth, which will help keep your breath smelling fresh longer.