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What Happens When You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?

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  • Taking good care of your teeth, which includes brushing them twice a day, affects not only your oral health but also your physical health and well-being
  • Failure to care for your teeth properly can result in bad breath, plaque, yellow teeth, tooth decay and other health problems
  • Some of the common mistakes you may be making when brushing your teeth include not brushing long enough, using the wrong technique, failing to replace your toothbrush regularly and using fluoride toothpaste

By Dr. Mercola

Brushing your teeth twice a day is an indispensable health habit that affects more than just your teeth. The state of your oral health most definitely plays a role in optimizing your overall health and well-being. Regardless of your age or the number of years you've been using a toothbrush, it's a good idea to make sure you are addressing the important aspects of dental hygiene.


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