Cavities are the number one problem you want to avoid when considering your dental health. Simply put, cavities are dental infections that can ultimately lead to loss of teeth if left untreated. They’re caused by tooth decay, and tooth decay is caused by plaque buildup. Luckily, plaque buildup is avoidable by flossing once a day, brushing twice a day, and attending your routine dental visits.

At Stonewalk Family Dentistry, it is our duty and our mission to help families in Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek learn the importance of brushing their teeth and other positive dental habits.

Why Does Brushing Matter?

Even skipping just a few days of brushing can lead to cavities forming. Brushing your teeth is essential for more than just cosmetic reasons. Brushing twice a day, for two minutes a day, affords you the following benefits:

Halting Plaque Buildup

Like we said earlier, plaque buildup is the root cause of cavities. By brushing your teeth twice a day, you’re helping to ensure plaque doesn’t build up between your gums. Another necessary habit to form is flossing once a day before you brush your teeth. Flossing helps loosen plaque and other food debris so that your toothbrush can clean your mouth as best as possible.

Fighting Tooth Decay and Cavities

Brushing your teeth helps avoid tooth decay before it can even begin. Tooth decay is the cause of cavities, so you want to do everything in your power to keep your teeth from decaying. Tooth decay also affects your gums and leads to a number of other serious dental issues. Spending just a few minutes on your teeth when you wake up and before you go to bed will help immensely in the fight against tooth decay and cavities.

Reversing Bad Breath

While it’s not necessarily detrimental to your dental health, having bad breath can be off-putting to those close to you and negatively impact your confidence. To avoid jeopardizing your interpersonal relationships, brushing twice a day can help keep your mouth fresh. You may even consider brushing after meals if you’ve enjoyed something particularly potent, like onions or garlic. Maintaining a fresh mouth helps you feel more comfortable and confident in your body.

Avoiding Costly Dental Bills

Maintaining a routine tooth brushing schedule is one of the simplest, most efficient ways to combat high dental bills. Though we accept most major insurances and our services are affordable, it’s normal to want to avoid specialty dental treatments if you can. Nobody really wants to sit through a root canal! When you brush twice a day, you’re setting yourself up for a lifetime of good oral health.

Contact Stonewalk Family Dentistry Today!

Do your teeth, gums and mouth a favor and start your tooth brushing routine today. If you’re not sure of the best toothbrush to use, or have any questions about how to brush your (or your child’s) teeth, the dental experts at Stonewalk Family Dentistry are here to help you get on track.

Brushing is incredibly important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, getting started with us is easy! Just give our office a call or fill out our online contact form to receive help and advice on your dental journey.