Brushing teeth after every meal is one of the most overlooked ways of achieving health. Dental specialists like the American Dental Association recommend brushing and flossing every day and regularly visiting the dentist. Proper oral hygiene prevents cavities and odour. However, here are extremely harmful effects of not brushing your teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Oral Cancer, of which 80% of cases can be tied to oral diseases caused by the HPV virus and smoking.

– Gingivitis, a serious dental disease of the gums that causes bad breath and whose patients may not be aware of infection, until advanced stages.

– Research has linked gum diseases to Diabetes through creating insulin resistance and indicated poor oral health as a sign of heart disease.

Ensure a bright smile and good oral hygiene by brushing regularly, replacing your toothbrush once in four months and visiting your dentist.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.