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Did you know, natural oral health care includes brushing your teeth? Well, it’s true! Bushing your teeth is the best way to defend your smile from unwanted cavities and bacteria. Our dentist, Dr. Celeste M. Eckerman with Celeste M. Eckerman DDS LLC in Minden, Nevada, cares for your oral health and is happy to talk to you the importance of brushing your teeth.

Brushing your teeth should be a part of your daily routine. Brushing your teeth will significantly improve your oral health because it washes away the plaque and bacteria on teeth and gums. Avoiding cavities and gum disease is significant because cavities or gum disease can lead to tooth loss or cause painful health conditions to your oral health such as bone loss. Brushing your teeth is an excellent way to keep your smile healthy.

Remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, so you do not harm your teeth. When you brush each day, remember to reach the outer, inner, and top of each tooth. Flossing is a great way to reach the areas between your teeth and deep along the gum line. Did you know, according to the American Dental Association, your toothbrush needs to be replaced at least every three to four months, or after a severe illness? Well, it’s true! Over time, toothbrushes will wear down, which will not do a great job at brushing your teeth. Furthermore, be sure to replace your toothbrush and avoid sharing it with others.

Do you still have questions about your oral health? Do you feel ready to make an appointment for a dental cleaning or exam? If so, call 775-782-2799 today! Our skilled dentist is happy to assist you.