Correct Brushing

Improper Brushing Leads to Disease
Ineffective or infrequent brushing and flossing leads to an excess buildup of bacteria on your teeth and gums. When excess bacteria builds up in the mouth, the normal dental problems may occur such as cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues, but you are also at risk for non-dental, health problems. Excess bacteria formed in the mouth also enters the blood stream and raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, respiratory illness, diabetes amplification, and pregnancy complications.

Correct Brushing Maintains Good General Health
Fortunately you are able to control excess bacteria and plaque formation by simply brushing your teeth at twice a day and daily flossing. Using a soft brush for two minutes at least twice a day is recommended for reducing bacteria in the mouth. Combined with daily flossing, you increase the likelihood that bacteria and plaque formation is significantly reduced. Today there are many varieties of toothpastes and mouth rinses available on the market from which you are able to choose. Be sure to select the products that best address the oral problems you are trying to correct.

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