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Oral hygiene is very important in maintaining a strong and healthy smile, and one of the most vital tasks in your oral hygiene routine is brushing. But do you ever wonder what brushing can actually do for your smile? If so, our Stephen Kwitnicki, DDS dental team is more than happy to help you! Brushing can:

Remove plaque: Plaque is a harmful substance that clings to your teeth and promotes tooth decay and gum disease. If it’s not removed on a daily basis, it could severely harm your smile and attack your oral health. When you brush, the soft bristles can clean the plaque from your teeth.

Promote good breath: Having a dirty smile can cause bad breath, especially if you have odorous food stuck on and between your teeth. When you clean your smile, those food particles can be washed away, which can then promote good breath. In addition, if you brush your tongue after you’ve cleaned your teeth, you’ll also remove the bacteria and debris from its surface to further promote good breath.

Remove stains: Unfortunately, your smile can become easily stained if you’re not careful. The staining particles in your food can become trapped in the small pores of your tooth enamel. Luckily, if you brush with a whitening toothpaste, those staining particles can be removed and you can have a whiter and brighter smile.

This is why it’s important to brush your teeth in the morning when you wake up and at night before you go to bed. For more information, tips, and details about brushing in Union, New Jersey, please call our office at 908-688-1160 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen Kwitnicki. We are here to help you in any way we can!