Thursday, April 10, 2008

Brushing Does More Than Brighten Your Smile

When teeth are not brushed as often or as thoroughly as they should be, the minute particles of food that remain behind or between the teeth become rancid and will eventually collect and produce bacteria. These microbes will begin to spread through the entire mouth and will multiply on and under the tongue, on the inside of the cheeks, and of course along and under the gum line. These bacteria and germs, in addition to the bits of food are what cause bad breath. If not eliminated they will eventually lead to gum diseases such as Gingivitis.