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Dr. John S. Grisham and our dental team recommend cleaning your smile twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Do you ever wonder why this is the case? If so, we are more than happy to help you! There are many things brushing can do for your smile.

First, brushing can keep your smile free from plaque. This is essential because plaque, which is the white sticky film on your teeth, can promote gum disease and tooth decay. If you clean your teeth every morning and every night, the sticky film can be cleaned from your teeth and you can maintain a strong smile.

Second, brushing can give you breath that is pristine and fresh. This is because when food gets stuck in your smile, it can produce different types of odors. This will result in bad breath. If you brush after you eat, those food particles will be removed and you can have better-smelling breath. However, remember to wait 30 minutes to brush if you’ve eaten something acidic. You can also improve your breath by brushing your tongue after you’re done brushing your teeth.

Third, brushing can help you achieve a whiter smile. This is even more possible if you use toothpaste with whitening gel. Scrubbing the surfaces of the teeth regularly can eliminate the little stains before they dive into your teeth and create big stains, causing tooth discoloration.

As you can see, it’s best to brush your teeth regularly so you can prevent plaque growth, have a fresh breath, and maintain a beautiful smile. If you have any questions or if you would like a demonstration on how to properly brush your teeth in Littleton, New Hampshire, please call John S. Grisham, DDS at 603-444-2100 and schedule an appointment. Our dental team is excited to assist you!