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Do you ever wonder why you should brush your teeth twice a day? If so, our doctor, Dr. Gary Wegmann, is happy to tell you why. The more you know about brushing, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you’ll make it a top priority, which is what it should be. There are many reasons why you should brush. The main reason is because brushing can do many things for your teeth, gums and smile. In fact, brushing can:

-Help you prevent cavities: This is possible because brushing removes the plaque and bacteria that create tooth decay from the surfaces of the teeth. Brushing also helps strengthen your tooth enamel to help you fight enamel erosion and bacteria that promote cavities. That is, if you use fluoride toothpaste.

-Help you prevent gum disease: Gum disease is a very serious and dangerous dental issue. This is possible because brushing removes the plaque from the tooth enamel and gumline. Plaque is the harmful substance that threatens the gums and promotes gum disease.

-Help you have an attractive smile: Brushing can remove food that is stuck between your teeth, and it can even whiten your tooth enamel if you use whitening toothpaste. Brushing can also freshen your breath, which can be quite beneficial!

Do you have any questions about brushing in Chicago, Illinois? If so, please contact The Chicago Family Dental Center when you have the opportunity. All you need to do is dial 312.551.0500 and our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can!