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It’s very important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. As you brush, it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Do you ever wonder why it’s important to brush? If so, our doctor, Dr. Sterling Whitworth, is happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. Brushing can do many things for your teeth, gums and smile. In fact, it can:

-Help you prevent cavities: This is possible because brushing removes the plaque and bacteria that create tooth decay from the surfaces of the teeth. Brushing also helps strengthen your tooth enamel to help you fight enamel erosion and bacteria that promote cavities. That is, if you use fluoride toothpaste.

-Help you prevent gum disease: This is possible because brushing removes the disease-causing plaque from the surfaces of the teeth. It’s important to remove this plaque regularly otherwise it can harden and severely affect the gums.

-Help you have an attractive smile: This is possible because it removes food particles from your teeth and it can even whiten your tooth enamel if you use whitening toothpaste. It can also help you have a fresh breath, which we all know can also help you seem more attractive.

Call Covington Dental Partners today at 770-786-9339 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be excited to tell you all about brushing in Covington, Georgia, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!