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We all know brushing is crucial to good oral health, but do you understand why? Here at Flatrock Family Dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina, 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 a dynamic step that should be done for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. This is because, throughout the day, assorted food particles and bacteria will stick to your teeth causing plaque build-up. Plaque can be brushed off easily with proper brushing habits. It is important to note, the plaque that is not kept off your teeth can form cavities or harden into tartar, which is something only your dentist, Dr. Christopher Rouse can remove.

The bacteria that clings to your teeth can also seep into your gums and lead to gum disease, which is a dangerous condition that can cause tooth loss and even bone loss. That is why a simple task of brushing your teeth is essential to the success of your oral health. Flossing helps your oral health as well by reaching between your teeth and deep along the gum line.

If you keep up with your brushing habits, you can avoid serious oral health care problems. If you would like to come in for a dental check-up, please call us today at 864-774-0758 to make an appointment. Our staff stands ready to help in any way we can.