Pioneer Valley Dental | Daily Brushing And Flossing Is The Best Thing For Our Teeth in West Valley City

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Daily Brushing And Flossing Is The Best Thing For Our Teeth

Pioneer Valley Dental is reminding people of the importance of daily brushing and flossing.  “Brushing and flossing our teeth is so simple and so important when it comes to having healthy teeth and gums,” says Dr. Curtis Smith from Pioneer Valley Dental. “However, far too many people do not brush often enough or long enough. Failing to regularly brush our teeth can lead to plaque buildup, which can then cause tooth decay, gum inflammation and other problems.”

“I recommend brushing for two to three minutes, two or three times per day,” says Smith. “A soft or extra soft toothbrush is most effective. Harder toothbrushes can cause rapid gum loss and sensitivity to the root surfaces of our teeth. The most important thing to look for when selecting toothpaste is fluoride. Having fluoride in our toothpaste helps to strengthen and re-mineralize the enamel on our teeth. It also helps to diminish bacteria in our mouths.”

“Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process as well,” says Smith. “Flossing removes plaque from between the teeth and gumline, where periodontal disease often begins. I recommend flossing at least once every day.”

Smith did his undergraduate studies in the area of biochemistry at Northwestern University and Brigham Young University.  He graduated as valedictorian of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 1993.  After he graduated, he joined the Pioneer Valley Dental staff.


West Valley City Dentist | Daily Brushing And Flossing Is The Best Thing For Our Teeth. Curtis Smith is a West Valley City Dentist.