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As we’re sure you’ve been told, brushing your teeth twice a day is extremely important for your oral health. But why? Fortunately, Dr. Timothy Erdle and our dental team know exactly why. Brushing can be beneficial for your teeth and gums, and we would be more than happy to tell you how.

First, brushing can remove plaque from your smile. Plaque is a harmful substance that can promote and create tooth decay and gum disease. If you use a soft-bristled toothbrush every morning and every night, the sticky white film can be removed from your teeth and your smile can remain healthy and strong.

Second, brushing can give you pristine and fresh breath. The food that gets stuck on and between your teeth can cling to your smile and produce different types of odors, resulting in bad breath. If you brush regularly, those food particles will be removed and you can have better-smelling breath. You can also improve your breath by brushing your tongue after you’re done cleaning your smile.

Third, brushing can remove the stains from the surfaces of your teeth. This is even more possible if you use whitening toothpaste. Scrubbing the surfaces of the teeth regularly can eliminate the simple stains before they dive into your teeth and cause severe discoloration.

To learn more about brushing in Gurnee, Illinois, or about the benefits brushing provides, please feel free to call Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics at 847-662-3414 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re due for a dental cleaning and exam. We look forward to hearing from you!