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Do you want a healthy smile? Did you know, part of having a white smile includes brushing your teeth regularly? Yes, it’s true! Your teeth need to be brushed twice a day for at least two minutes a day and flossed at least once every single day. This is important because brushing your teeth does more than just keep your teeth white.

Our dentist, Dr. David Peterson, understands the need for brushing your teeth on a daily basis. That is why our team at David B. Peterson, DDS in Bakersfield, California, encourages you to brush your teeth regularly, and wants to share some facts with you on why you should brush your teeth.

Brushing your teeth can:

– Prevent cavities. Brushing cleans away plaque and bacteria that nests on your teeth and can cause them to rot, which could lead to tooth loss and gum disease.
– Prevent gum disease. Gum disease can be triggered by the lack of brushing, which causes bacteria to seep into your gums which can lead to bad breath problems, bleeding gums, and even bone loss in your jaw.
– Keep your breath fresh. Having fresh breath is essential in a professional and personal atmosphere.
– Keep your teeth white. Having yellow teeth is embarrassing and frankly unhealthy. Brushing helps keep your teeth white, so you can be proud of your smile.

As you can see, there are multiple ways brushing can improve your oral health and why it is important to do each day. If you would like a professional dental cleaning, or if you have questions about your oral health and would like to see our dentist, please feel free to call our office today at 661-587-7002 to make an appointment. Our team is happy to assist you with your oral health questions and needs.