Brush Your Teeth

Clean Up Your Act and Get Rid of the Plaque

Why Brush Your Teeth?

Brushing your teeth will get rid of most bacteria on teeth called plaque. The bacteria can cause many problems such as cavities. Cavities are holes in the teeth that are caused by bacteria burning through the teeth. Bacteria also causes Gingivitis, a gum disease that can affect you in a severe manner. Brushing your teeth will also reduce staining. The yellowness or brownness of teeth are often a result of not brushing your teeth enough. The other most common reason is the use of tobacco.

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/body/teeth_care.html

How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for 2 minutes, has been proven to be a very effective way to reducing cavities in teeth. Using a soft bristled toothbrush, be sure to brush all surfaces of every tooth, as well as the gum line and chewing surfaces twice a day. Also, visiting your dentist for a teeth cleaning is an effective way to see how you are doing brushing your own teeth.

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth

Halitosis

Halitosis or more commonly known as "Bad Breath," is often one of the more under looked diseases in the mouth. Bad breath can cause people to not give you the respect you deserve because you have nasty breath. Who wants to hire an employee with breath that smells like a trash can? Not many.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/badbreath.html