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If you ever wonder why our dentists, Dr. Sudi Rafieian and Dr. Marshall Olech strongly recommend keeping up with oral hygiene regularly, then our dental team is happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. The more you know and the more you understand, the better chance you’ll have of making oral hygiene a top priority.

Oral hygiene is vital for your teeth, gums, smile and oral health, which is why our dentist encourages you to brush twice a day, floss once a day and attend your regular dental checkups every six months. Oral hygiene can benefit you in many ways. In fact, it can:

-Help you prevent cavities: This is because brushing and flossing clean the teeth and gums regularly. As they clean, they remove cavity-causing substances from the area. Brushing can help you prevent cavities even more if you use fluoride toothpaste, especially because fluoride can strengthen the tooth enamel to make it a tough, resilient shell.

-Help you prevent gum disease: This is because brushing, flossing and your dental cleanings can remove the plaque from the smile. Plaque is the dangerous substance that promotes gum disease, and it needs to be removed daily. If it’s ignored, it can turn into tartar, which is a toxic substance that can destroy your teeth and gums.

-Help you have an attractive smile: This is because brushing and receiving a professional polishing treatment (provided at your checkups) can remove minor stains from your tooth enamel. This can give you a whiter and brighter smile. Brushing and flossing can also remove food particles from between your teeth to help you avoid embarrassing food-filled-smile moments when socializing.

For more information and details about oral hygiene in Chicago, Illinois, please contact Chicago Bright Smiles when you can. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and help you need so you can know all about smile care, so please don’t hesitate to dial 312-642-5107 when you can. We look forward to helping you!