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Have you heard that brushing your teeth can help keep your body healthy? Well, it’s true! Your teeth and gums are an important part of your body that needs to be taken care of properly. Here at Today's Dental Care in Jerome, Idaho, our team is happy to talk to you about the importance of brushing your teeth, so you can keep your smile healthy and in tip-top shape.

Brushing your teeth is vital for your oral health care and should be done at least twice a day, for two minutes a day. This will keep food particles from staying in your teeth, so cavities can be avoided as much as possible. Flossing can help reach between your teeth and deep along the gum line to also protect the hard to reach places your brush cannot reach.

It is important to remember your toothbrush should be changed at least every four to six months. Bacteria can settle in your toothbrush, making it harder to keep your teeth healthy and clean. In fact, by replacing your toothbrush when the bristles become too frayed, you are helping your oral health stay in fantastic health and condition. Worn out bristles can’t clean your teeth as well as fresh bristles can on your toothbrush.

If you strive to avoid brushing regularly, you could be putting your smile at risk to gum disease. If gum disease shows up in your smile, you could begin to experience things like persistent bad breath, tooth loss, red and bleeding gums, and even bone loss can occur in your jaw. That is why brushing and flossing every day is so important to do in your oral hygiene routine and in your everyday life. If you have questions about your oral health care habits or if you feel it’s time for a check-up, please call our office today at 208-324-8861 to set up an appointment with Dr. Don Wyatt. Our talented staff is always ready to help your oral health in any way we can.