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Have you ever been told that you should floss and brush your teeth on a daily basis? Did you know that it is vital to visit our dentist at least twice a year? Still, do you struggle to do these simple things because you don’t feel like you have time to meet with a dentist? If so, would you be surprised to hear that neglecting your oral health could actually lead to serious issues?

For example, you may already know that brushing and flossing your pearly whites are important if you want to avoid tooth decay and cavities, but did you know neglecting to brush or floss can lead to worn down enamel? Unfortunately, once this layer is gone, it won’t grow back. Sadly, if decay does get through your enamel, you’ll be much more vulnerable to cavities. If you don’t brush daily, you might also be more susceptible to gum disease.

Moreover, when you visit our team, we’ll gladly remove surface stains from your teeth. If these stains are not removed in a timely manner, your pearly whites could become permanently stained. This is especially important if you enjoy drinks such as red wine, tea, or coffee.

To make matters worse, if you fail to care for your pearly whites well, your body’s health may also be affected. In fact, if you are suffering from gum disease, it might spread throughout your bloodstream. Unfortunately, this will lead to problems such as heart disease, respiratory infections, and even complications with diabetes.

To hear more about the care you can receive from our team, please feel free to give Dr. James E. Gaff a call at 904-641-2655. We’ll gladly examine your teeth and offer you individualized advice on enjoying healthy teeth in Jacksonville, Florida. Our dentist, Dr. James E. Gaff, and our team look forward to meeting with you soon.