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January 30th, 2020

Four Surprising Benefits to Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth for healthy oral hygiene is common knowledge however brushing your teeth can benefit you in many ways you might not know.

1. Less Cost

If you avoid brushing your teeth or just don’t do it often enough, you can end up with a mouthful of cavities and other more serious dental issues. The worse your teeth are, the more you have to visit the dentist and the more your bill will be. Avoid a heart attack when you find out your mouth has a severe case of periodontitis and your bill for dental surgery is astronomical. How can you avoid costly dental services? Brush your teeth twice a day for about two minutes to avoid dental disasters and keep your costs down. A clean, healthy mouth will reduce the necessity to undergo the cost of treatments.

2. Conceive Sooner

Are you past your due date, wondering why your baby has not yet been born? This could be normal, or it could be a result of dental bacteria. You might have gum disease from avoiding brushing your teeth which can lead to a delay in your baby being born. How does oral hygiene affect pregnancy? Negative bacteria hanging out in your mouth stresses your body and can delay the progression of the birth. Keep those teeth sparkling clean with a good brush every morning and night so you don’t have to worry about extended discomfort due to your pregnancy or having to schedule dental surgery after your baby arrives.

3. Aching Body

Do you feel aches and pains in your body on a constant basis? You could be experiencing this pain because you have been avoiding a good oral health routine. Brushing your teeth is important to keep away germs that may collect in your mouth and cause gingivitis. If you have gum disease then this could be the cause of aches and pains within your entire body. Gum disease can also break down your cartilage and bone. Yikes! Stop aching and start brushing stat!

4. Creating A Home for Tumors

What kind of space do tumours like? Tumours love a space that is deprived of high levels of oxygen. You create this environment when you avoid brushing your teeth on a regular basis. Think twice about avoiding that toothbrush at night because you could be creating the perfect home for tumours. Bacteria loves to play around in mouths that have poor oral hygiene.

If you thought brushing your teeth to stay healthy was just a story the dentist told you, you now know this is untrue. Your toothbrush is one of the most essential products for your washroom. Take care to keep up a good oral health routine so you can avoid discomfort or disaster that happens with a lack of regular brushing.

Dr. Gurshant

Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a Registered Dentist on January 30th, 2020

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