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You probably already know that brushing your teeth every morning and every night is key to a healthy smile, but do you know exactly how it helps? Our Cen-Tex Dental dental team can give you all the details. Brushing your teeth:

Removes plaque: Plaque is a detrimental substance formed by bad bacteria that adheres to your teeth and promotes tooth decay and gum disease. If not removed on an everyday basis, it can seriously harm your smile and attack your oral health. When you brush, the soft bristles can clean the plaque from your teeth.

Incites fresh breath: If you have a dirty smile, there’s a higher chance you’ll suffer from bad breath. Gladly, the reverse is also true. Each time you brush your teeth, you can look forward to the clean and pristine breath you deserve. Don’t forget to scrub your tongue for an even fresher taste.

Eliminates and prevents staining: Your teeth risk surface stains on a regular basis, but if you brush with whitening toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association, you can eliminate and prevent those surface stains regularly, resulting in a whiter and brighter smile.

Now that you understand how brushing helps your teeth, you’ll have better incentive to continue brushing twice a day. Remember to floss daily as well, and for an extra boost, add mouthwash. If you have any questions about brushing your teeth in Killeen, Texas, please call our office at (254) 213-6300 at your earliest convenience. Our dedicated dental team is eager to help you in any way we can!