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Did you know, brushing your teeth is necessary to keep you and your child’s dental health in great shape? Well, it’s true! Brushing your teeth is important to keep your breath fresh and teeth strong. That is why our team here at Soudabeh Sharafi DMD in San Diego, California, is happy to talk to you about the importance of brushing your teeth.

When it comes to your child’s teeth and oral health, harmful substances such as plaque, bacteria, and food particles can stick to your teeth, which weakens your tooth enamel and causes cavities. When this begins, cavities grow and bacteria can seep into your gums causing gum disease. If tooth decay or a cavity becomes too large, it can lead to tooth loss, which eventually can lead to bone loss.

Having your teeth is vital to living life. Without teeth, your speech can be affected and difficult to pronounce words, difficulty to chew and eat foods, and the bone density can fade causing your cheeks to droop. Gum disease can also thrive which can lead to other dangerous health conditions like stroke and heart attacks later in life.

If you would like to learn more about your oral health or teeth, and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Soudabeh Sharafi, please call us today at 858-259-1400. Our friendly team of professionals want you and your child from a young age to have a healthy and beautiful smile. So, don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day, so your smile can stay a healthy for years to come.