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We all know brushing is vital to our teeth, but do you understand why? Here at PR Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Puyallup, Washington, we take the health of your smile very seriously, which is why we are always happy to explain the importance of treating your teeth right.

Brushing is an important step that should be done for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. The reason why is because, throughout the day, miscellaneous food particles and bacteria will stick to your teeth causing plaque build-up. Plaque can easily be removed with proper brushing habits. However, the plaque that is not kept off your teeth can form cavities or harden into tartar, which is something only your dentist can remove.

The bacteria that seeps into your teeth can also lead to gum disease, which is a dangerous condition that can cause tooth loss and even bone loss. That is why an easy task of brushing your teeth is vital to the success of your oral health. Flossing helps your clean your teeth as well by reaching between your teeth and deep along the gum line.

If you think it may be time to come in for a dental cleaning, please call us today at 253-435-0333 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is happy to help you with any of your oral health care needs.  Dr. Paul Roe, Dr. Kevin Kim, and Dr. Hyun Lee are here for you!