An effective and gentle tooth brushing can both prevent cavities and not to attack the gums, in order to keep teeth healthy for as long as possible.
Why brush his teeth?
Parents are not the only ones who recommend to brush regularly. Scientists, dentists and doctors also agree on this subject. Cavities, bad breath or gingivitis are not the only risks that can follow bad oral hygiene.
Brushing the teeth eliminates plaque that settles after each meal. This plaque is a sticky film of bacteria, salivary proteins, sugars and acids. Although saliva helps to evacuate most of the food ingested, there are still traces that settle on the teeth.
If this plate is not removed regularly, it can turn into scale by thickening. It becomes much harder to remove and requires the intervention of a dentist for a descaling. In general, it is advisable to see your dentist once a year for a descaling procedure.
Plaque and tartar promote caries: sugars and acids on the teeth are not removed and can cause the development of caries over time. Cavity causes hypersensitivity to hot and cold and can reach the pulp of the tooth. It is sometimes accompanied by fever and abscess. Brushing teeth should not be considered an option but a necessity.
In addition, Scottish scientists conducted a study on the relationship between dental hygiene and cardiovascular disease. According to their results 1 person with poorer dental hygiene had a 70% greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than people who regularly brushed their teeth.