Archive for January 21, 2014
Taking care of your teeth is important. They are what allow you to chew, talk, and smile. As long as you follow dentist recommendations for proper dental hygiene, you are less likely to develop teeth problems, such as tooth decay, gingivitis, and other periodontal diseases. This includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing a dentist every 6 months for a deep cleaning. They even suggest replacing your toothbrush fairly often.
But not everyone follows these recommendations. There are many people who skip brushing at least once a day, do not floss at all, and rarely see a dentist, and about 75% of people keep their tooth brush longer than they should. If you let these habits take over, you could be at a higher risk for cavities, and periodontal disease. By 17 years old, about 78% of Ame