2020 Resolution: Brush Teeth 2x a Day, Everyday

pink toothbrush used two times a day with a light blue background

Now that 2020 is underway, why not make it your resolution to maintain good oral health? You may have heard your dentist say that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, however, is there a reason why brushing two times daily is important? Here are three reasons why you should make it your goal in 2020 to brush your teeth twice a day, every day:

Plaque

Plaque is continually being produced from leftover bits of food after meals combining with the bacteria naturally found inside your mouth. Plaque can ultimately cause cavities and tooth decay over time if left untreated. Because plaque adheres to your teeth and gums, brushing twice a day can help remove plaque before it has the chance to damage your teeth.

Tartar Buildup

Tartar is plaque that has calcified on the surface of the teeth. Not only does tartar make your teeth look less attractive due to its yellow hue, it can also be the home to additional plaque and bacteria due to its porous nature, which can further compromise your oral health.

Preventing Bad Breath

When brushing your teeth twice a day, also make sure to brush your tongue. Your tongue can be the home to bacteria and food particles, which when left over time can create an odor-causing buildup. Brushing twice daily can help reduce this layer of buildup for freshened breath all day.

If you want 2020 to be the year of a new, healthier you, start by focusing on the health of your teeth! Without good oral hygiene, you can’t be your best, healthiest self. If you want to learn more about how to maintain good oral hygiene, contact local dentist in Newburgh, Dr. Michael Koumas.

Sources:

Mouth Healthy

Colgate

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