Archive for December 6, 2013
Our smiles are important. They are how we express our happiness, make friends, find love, and even get jobs. However, over time our teeth can lose their pearly shine. Worse yet, some people’s teeth can become damaged and may even fall out. Fortunately, thanks to modern dentistry, there are relatively easy ways of fixing all of these problems.
First and foremost, daily brushing and flossing are the most important thing an individual can do to protect their teeth. Dentists recommend brushing twice a day, one in the morning and again at night. Yes, that is a lot of toothpaste. After brushing you should rinse your toothbrush with hot water. This will help kill bacteria that can grow on the bristles. For these same reasons, you should also discard your toothbrush after you have been sick or after three months r
The toughest surface in the entire body is the enamel in teeth. But that doesn’t mean that teeth don’t require daily care in order to ensure optimal dental health. Toward that end, we benefit greatly from regular brushing and flossing. In fact, the modern toothbrush, complete with a handle made of plastic and nylon bristles, was first introduced in 1938.
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