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Do you want a top-notch oral health and smile? If so, you need to take proper care of your teeth and gums. This means you need to avoid naughty dental habits that harm your smile and use nice dental habits to your advantage. Our dentist, Dr. Eli J. Lawrence, is happy to help you do so by mentioning the good and bad dental habits here:

Good dental habits
-Brushing your teeth at work and school (Brushing your teeth after lunch can help you have a clean and healthy smile and it can even help you avoid having embarrassing food-stuck-in-the-teeth moments)

-Sipping water throughout the day (Drinking water regularly can wash your teeth and gums and eliminate bacteria in the mouth. This can help you avoid dental problems)

-Wearing a mouthguard when you’re active (When you wear a mouthguard during high-contact sports and activities, it can help you prevent knocked-out and broken teeth and other oral injuries)

Bad dental habits
-Chewing on hard objects (Chewing things like pens, pencils and ice can fracture your tooth enamel and cause tooth cracks)

-Snacking throughout the day (Snacking throughout the day constantly exposes your teeth and gums to harmful substances, like sugar and carbohydrates, that promote dental problems)

-Forgetting about your dental checkups (It’s very important to remember to attend your checkups every six months because your checkups are vital for a top-notch oral health and smile)

Do you have any questions about dental habits in Chicago, Illinois? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Eli Lawrence, DDS by dialing 312-236-9895. We will be happy to answer your questions and give you more information. We’re excited to hear from you!