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Why Everyone (Even Jessica Simpson) Should Brush Daily

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Jessica Simpson Recently Admitted That She Only Brushes Her Teeth Three Days A Week. Dr. Svans explains the consequences of neglecting to brush your teeth daily.

Dr. Svans:
When I heard that Jessica Simpson only brushes her teeth three times a week, I think she should know that she is probably doing herself a lot of harm in the long term.

The reason being is that gum disease in itself is painless. You are not going to feel anything in your gums. It’s going to, there’s just no pain there.

You are not going to get a red flag of, oh, my gums hurt, I need to brush them. Oh, my gums hurt, I have got plaque on them.

You are only going to know when you are stimulating that gum tissue twice-a-day and realizing that, number one, it’s probably bleeding every time you are brushing.

And the one thing I can say about that is when you are brushing your hair in the morning would you be concerned if your scalp started bleeding when you are brushing your hair?

You probably would. You will probably go right to the doctor, a dermatologist right away.

Well the same is true for your gums. It’s not normal for your gums to bleed and if you are only brushing your teeth every third day your gums are inflamed.

Though I want to congratulate Jessica Simpson for flossing every day, I think she is really doing herself a disservice by brushing only three times a week.

In what we find brushing twice a day gets the plaque off the teeth before they can cause a problem within the gums.

Even though Jessica’s young and vibrant and her mouth looks absolutely stunning now, who is to say ten years down the road that she is not going to have some major gum problems if she continues along this route?

I don’t think she is getting this advice from anyone other than what she feels works for her now, but I think in the long run she is going to really want to start introducing brushing twice-a-day, every day.

About Dr. Svans:
Dr. Erik Svans, D.D.S., is a 1997 graduate of the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), Arizona Dental Association (AZDA), Dental organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) and a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and affiliated with the International College of Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Svans specializes in Smile Design and Reconstruction, Dental Implants CEREC, Laser Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Invisalign, and Dental Technology Advancements.

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