Oral Hygiene: The Basics

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Oral hygiene is important. In fact, it’s so important that you need to practice good oral hygiene if you want a top-notch oral health and smile. It helps you have strong and healthy teeth and gums, which can help you have a better overall health, look and feel good, and even eat and speak properly. This is why your dentist, Dr. Sudi Rafieian, advocates practicing good oral hygiene regularly.

To practice good oral hygiene, it’s best to:

-Brush your teeth twice a day (with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste)

-Floss your teeth once a day (make sure to be gentle along the gumline)

-Rinse your mouth daily (with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash)

-Attend your six-month checkups

As you brush, floss, and rinse, make sure to use oral hygiene instruments that have been approved by the American Dental Association. This can help you have a safe and effective oral hygiene routine. If you need help with your oral hygiene routine, our dental team will be more than happy to give you the tips and information you need.

Call Chicago Bright Smiles today at 312-642-5107 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Chicago, Illinois. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please contact us at your earliest convenience!