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A good dental regimen is vital to keep a healthy and bright smile. This includes brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist twice a year for a deep cleaning. Eli Lawrence, DDS here in Chicago, Illinois, wants you to keep up your oral hygiene as all the festivities and busyness or laziness of the summer creeps up.

Brushing and flossing are the forefront tools in preventing cavities or infections in the mouth. Brush twice a day, for two minutes is the large rule to use for yourself and your kids when brushing your teeth. Within a half hour of eating try and brush to get rid of particles and decrease the chances of bacteria or plaque buildup.

When flossing, use a C-shape when flossing back and forth to get rid of plaque and leftover particles. Use mouthwash to reach corners of the mouth. Look for the ADA seal of approval (American Dental Association) when purchasing products. These have been tested for safety and effectiveness.

Going into your dentist’s office twice a year is one of the most important ways to keep your mouth healthy. Dr. Eli J. Lawrence and our dental team provide the service needed to check for any infections and give you a deep clean with our up-to-date equipment. Give us a call today at 312-236-9895 for a consultation or appointment to get a healthy and bright smile!