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How Tooth Brushing Prevents Gum Disease

Cornwall Teeth BleachingAt Cornwall Dental Arts, we keep urging everyone to brush at least twice a day. Home come? For one thing, it helps prevent gum disease, but there’s more. Let’s discuss why this is vital.

Brushing and flossing is also the best way to prevent decay. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes the food from our teeth and prevents the build-up of plaque.

If we let food stay on our teeth, the starches in the food will combine with the plaque. This nasty mixture forms an acid which immediately starts drilling into the enamel to form cavities. Brushing can’t get all the spaces between your teeth, so you’ve got to floss also.

Brushing and flossing keeps gums and bone healthy.

If you let gum disease go untreated, you can lose teeth that are cavity-free!

The progression of gum disease (gingivitis) goes like this:

  1. Plaque build-up irritates gums.
  2. Irritated gums recede from the tooth.
  3. Bacteria multiply in the spaces between the gum and tooth.
  4. The bone holding the tooth is eaten by the bacteria.
  5. Say goodbye to the tooth.

The good news is that gum disease can be reversed if it is detected early on.

Call Cornwall Dental Arts to schedule a gum disease evaluation at our office in Cornwall ON. We also offer general and family dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Cornwall Dental Arts:

855-976-7250

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

806 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3S2

 

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