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Did you know, brushing your teeth is the key to your smile’s health? Well, it’s true! Having a healthy smile is essential to your oral health care, which is why our dental team here at Pediatric Dentistry South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is happy to talk to you about your oral health and the importance of brushing.

If you go without brushing, plaque and bacteria from foods in your mouth can cause your teeth to rot if left unbrushed. Plaque, over time, can harden into tartar, which is something only your dentist can remove and leads to gum disease. Gum disease can cause your teeth to fall out, give you consistent bad breath, and produce swollen or bleeding gums. That is why brushing regularly can save you from an ocean of oral health problems.

It is important to note that brushing needs to occur at least twice a day for two minutes a day. This will help you clean your teeth thoroughly removing as much as plaque and bacteria as possible. By using floss after brushing, you are keeping your smile in healthy condition.

If you know it’s time for you to have a dental cleaning, or have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 412-257-1150 to make an appointment with Dr. Richard Ruffalo. Our friendly dental team is happy to assist you in any way we can.