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Applecross Dentist Post: Five reasons why you need to brush your teeth

Cleaning your teeth every day doesn?t just help your mouth?

Brushing your teeth every day has been proven to successfully lower and maintain the levels of bacteria in the mouth, which helps keep your mouth feeling fresh and clean. It is no secret that allowing bacteria in the mouth to accumulate can result in tooth decay, periodontal disease and eventually tooth loss. Cleaning teeth is not an option for those who care about their oral and overall health, and at Image Dental in Perth we are committed to making sure our patients have the healthiest mouths possible.

This is why we have compiled five main reasons why it is beneficial to brush your teeth twice a day, every day.

1. You save money!

Everyone loves to save money where they can, and brushing your teeth daily can help you do this! By keeping your smile healthy, strong and intact, you can potentially save yourself thousands of dollars and many hours of downtime in the dental chair! So buy that $4 toothbrush today to help yourself save countless dollars in the long run.

2. Your breath won?t smell

It is bacteria that manifest in the mouth that is the primary cause for bad breath, and by eliminating this bacteria every day by brushing and flossing your teeth, you can keep your breath smelling fresh and keep your confidence! If you encounter bad breath even after a rigorous and high quality oral health routine, you may be suffering from Halitosis. If you are unsure about the state of your mouth, book an appointment at our Perth dental practice so we can determine the source of your bad breath.

3. Keep decay at bay

Tooth decay is rife among Australians, and can be prevented with diligent cleaning. The bacteria in the mouth love to feed and breed on food particles stuck between the teeth, which causes oral plaque. If left untreated, this plaque hardens to tartar which can only be removed with a professional clean.

4. Ensure the health of your gums for a healthy body?

Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) can lead to bone degeneration and tooth loss, and by keeping gum disease at bay you should be able to keep your natural teeth well into old age. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, and can easily advance from gingivitis to severe periodontitis! At Image Dental we are committed to treating gum disease to control gum infection, stop any permanent damage from forming and prevent tooth loss.

5. By keeping gum disease away your risk for disease drops?

The bacteria associated with periodontal disease have been linked to other illness in the body, and therefore it has become more important than ever before to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. Illnesses found to be linked with periodontal disease include diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer?s, respiratory issues and even cancer.

Our treatments?

At Image Dental in Perth we dedicate ourselves to ensuring our patients maintain and keep as many natural teeth as possible. We believe in restoring broken or damaged teeth over extraction and will only remove a tooth if it is potentially damaging to the patient?s oral health.

Our dental treatments include (but are not limited to):

  • General Dentistry
  • Preventive Care
  • Dental Implants
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Ceramic Restorations

At Image Dental you can relax knowing our dental professionals are highly skilled and compassionate, and will listen to your dental needs and aspirations so we can tailor a treatment plan designed specifically to you.

To discover more about periodontal disease or to book an appointment at our Perth dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.