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What Would Happen if You Stopped Brushing Your Teeth?, Marietta

What Would Happen if You Stopped Brushing Your Teeth?

Toothpaste Being Applied on ToothbrushYou’ve had one or two of those days where you rush out the door on a busy morning without brushing your teeth. It happens to everyone in Marietta on occasion, and it’s usually no big deal. Your teeth will be fine if you only rarely forget to brush.

But what if you decided to stop cleaning your teeth altogether? At what point would you start experience problems?

If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth for a Day

You will experience some effects like foul breath odor, a poor sense of taste, and a fuzzy film of plaque buildup on your teeth and tongue. This plaque contains acids that will have begun dissolving your enamel over the course of the day.

After a Week of Not Brushing

You might go as long as a week or two without brushing if you’ve had some kind of surgery or illness or injury that prevented you from doing so. At this point, your enamel will be weaker in some areas and you may have developed gingivitis.

What to Expect After Months of Neglecting Your Oral Health

If you’ve made it for several months without brushing, then your mouth is likely to be in bad shape. You’ll have new cavities developing and your mouth may be uncomfortable due to gum swelling and plaque and tartar growth.

Take Care of Your Oral Health!

Prevent dental problems by taking good care of your teeth right from the very start. The dentists at Dental Care Center at Kennestone strongly advise you to not skip a single day of brushing and flossing.

Call our team to schedule a dental health checkup and learn about the most effective teeth cleaning techniques.

Posted on behalf of Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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Angie W.

I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
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Olivia

I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

Mark P.

Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Nancy M.

I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!