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Your dentist, Dr. John P. Blake, wants you to have a top-notch oral health and smile, which is why he recommends keeping up on oral hygiene. This means you should brush twice a day and floss and rinse daily. These things are very important. To help you understand why, our dental team is happy to list the reasons here:

-Brushing can remove plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth. This is very helpful because plaque and bacteria cause tooth decay and gum disease, which are two very dangerous issues for the smile. Brushing helps you prevent these issues and keeps your smile in tip-top shape.

-Flossing can remove plaque and bacteria from the spaces between the teeth. This can also help you prevent gum disease, especially because it effectively removes the plaque that lives along the gumline. Flossing can also help you prevent cavities on one or more teeth.

-Rinsing can kill the germs in your mouth and strengthen your smile. This is the case if you use fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash. Rinsing can help you have a strong and healthy smile as well as a fresh breath.

Would you like to know more about oral hygiene in Lake Orion, Michigan? If so, don’t be afraid to reach out to our dental team. All you need to do is contact our office at 248.693.5800 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you!