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Do you know why brushing your teeth is important? If not, that’s ok! Because we can help you understand more about your oral health here at Shanker Dental in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Brushing your teeth each day will help keep your smile healthy. To help you understand more, we have provided this basic information on the importance of brushing.

When it comes to your smile, plaque, bacteria, and food particles can stick to your teeth, which weakens your tooth enamel and causes cavities. When this happens, cavities grow and bacteria can seep into your gums causing gum disease. If a cavity becomes too large for a filling, it can lead to tooth loss, which eventually can lead to bone loss.

Having your teeth is essential to life. Without a tooth or multiple teeth, your speech can become affected and tough, it will be hard to chew and eat foods, and the bone density can fade causing your cheeks to droop. Gum disease can also flourish which can lead to other health conditions like stroke and heart attacks.

If you would like to find out more about your oral health, or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bennett R. Shanker, please call us today at 856-455-1183. Our kind team of professionals want you to have a healthy and beautiful smile. Always remember to brush your teeth twice a day, so your smile can stay a healthy for years to come.