There are a number of beneficial reasons that one should brush their teeth and keep good oral health. We all want to have a beautiful smile with pearly straight white teeth and amazing fresh breath but there are a ton of other wonderful benefits that come from brushing regularly.

1 PREVENT GUM DISEASE
The first stage of gum disease is inflammation of the gums. This is called Gingivitis and it is caused by the plaque building up and accumulating in and around your teeth. This can lead to swollen gums and teeth that start to bleed when you are brushing them. Everybody has some level of plaque in their mouths. This is the accumulation of bacteria and food particles that appear in the mouth.

2 REMOVE STAINS
Another great benefit to brushing your teeth is the removal of stains. When we use toothpaste, there are tiny mild abrasives that help to scrub and remove the debris as well as some surface stains. Some examples of these include dehydrated silica gels, phosphate salts, magnesium carbonate as well as calcium carbonate. That is why it’s so important to be good to your teeth and to make sure they get brushed twice a day for two minutes at a time.

3 MINIMISE AND PREVENT DIABETES
Were you aware of the fact that any gum disease can make it much harder to control your levels of blood sugar? It’s true! People that may be prone to diabetes are much more susceptible to serious gum disease. Gum disease may actually have the potential to affect the blood glucose control therefore contributing to the progression of diabetes.

4 KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY
Brushing your teeth properly twice a day can actually reduce the chance of you ever having a heart attack as well as a stroke. The bacteria that forms in your mouth can start to make its way into your bloodstream and this can increase your chances of stroke and heart attack.

5 HEALTHY BABY
Another amazing benefit that comes from brushing your teeth regularly is that it is good for the ability to have a healthy baby. Many may not know or realize it, but gum disease has been shown to increase the chance of low birth weight as well as the chances of having a premature birth. It can also be a contributing factor and one of the many causes of delayed conception and even impotence. Get those gums in good working condition!

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