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We all know brushing is vital to our oral health, but do you understand why? Here at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea in Chelsea, Michigan, we take your oral health very seriously, which is why we are always excited to explain the importance of treating your teeth right.

Brushing is an essential step that should be done for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. This is because, throughout the day, various food particles and bacteria will stick to your teeth causing plaque build-up. Plaque can simply be brushed off with proper brushing habits. However, with time, the plaque that is not kept off your teeth can cause cavities or harden into tartar, which is something only your dentist, Dr. Steven Rodriguez can remove.

The bacteria that sticks to your teeth can also lead to gum disease, which is an extremely dangerous condition that can cause tooth loss and even bone loss. That is why an everyday task of brushing your teeth is vital to the success of your oral health. Flossing will also help your teeth by reaching between your teeth and deep along the gum line.

Do you think it may be time for a dental checkup? Or do you have questions pertaining to your oral health? If so, please call us today at 734-475-8911 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is happy to help in any way we can.