Find answers, ask questions, and connect with our
community around the world.

Activity Discussion General Discussion Is brushing teeth important? Reply To: Is brushing teeth important?

  • Aashutosh

    May 24, 2021 at 8:52 pm
    Not Helpful

    Yes, to prevent cavities, you need to remove the transparent layer of bacteria that covers the teeth, called plaque. The best way to protect your teeth is by brushing them twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Brushing stimulates the gums, which helps to keep them healthy and prevent the disease that can affect the gum. Brushing and flossing go hand in hand. They are the most basic things that you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy and germ-free.

    About 1 person in 10 tends to accumulate tartar quickly. A plaque in a hardened form that is more damaging and difficult to remove is called Tarter. Using anti-tartar kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes, as well as spending extra time brushing the teeth near the salivary glands may slow the development of new tartar.

    Yes, it is true. You can drink water right after you wake up, i.e., before you brush your teeth. In fact, this practice is beneficial for these reasons:

    1. It will rehydrate you. Your body uses up all its water supply during the night and people won’t generally refill in the middle of the night. Thus, you should drink water as soon as you wake up.

    2. The germs and bacteria that reside in your mouth multiply during the night. When you drink water in the morning before brushing, it cleans out your mouth and makes brushing more effective.

    3. Drinking water before brushing can boost your immunity. There will be fewer incidents where you fall ill or succumbed to cold, flu, or high fever.

    4. Another surprising benefit is that it lowers your high blood pressure and regulates blood sugar levels throughout the day.

    5. Problems like gastritis or indigestion will not plague you If you start the day with a glass of water.

    6. At last, this practice will make your skin as well as hair soft and supple.

For Worksheets & PrintablesJoin Now