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					This article, part 1 of 5, explores the top bad habits that could be wrecking the enamel of your
            teeth and increasing your vulnerability to tooth decay and gum disease.

Your smile is an integral component of who you are, because it is your most important tool
for conveying emotion; both positive and negative. And according to healthcare
professionals like the implant dentist in Chicago and the oral surgeon in Chicago Loop, it is
for this reason that people who’s smiles become compromised by tooth decay, loss,
discoloration and gum inflammation and swelling, suffer from a low self-esteem and poor
confidence in both the social and professional arena. This dual-degreed oral surgeon in
Chicago Loop has seen patients with the full spectrum of ailments, conditions and diseases.
Having witnessed and treated such a repertoire of oral afflictions, there is much valuable
advice to be learned from this professional, but most importantly, when it comes to your
oral health, preventative care is always better than cure!

                                            We all know that we should be brushing and
                                            flossing at least twice a day and seeing an oral
                                            surgeon in Chicago Loop annually, but there is a
                                            whole host of other valuable tidbits to learn
                                            about proper oral healthcare and hygiene…
                                            many of which you could be excused for not
                                            knowing. This five-part blog series explores the
                                            top bad habits that could be wrecking the
                                            enamel of your teeth and/or increasing your
                                            vulnerability to tooth decay and gum disease. If
                                            you value your smile and the millions of things it
says about who you are, then it’s vitally important that you identify the habits that may be
compromising your oral health. Otherwise your next visit to a healthcare professional may
be with the dental implant dentist in Chicago!
Ask the Oral Surgeon in Chicago Loop: Top Habits That Could Be Ruining Your Smile

Bad Habit # 1 ~ Brushing Immediately After Meals

While we are told to always brush after eating, it turns out that timing is more important
than erasing evidence of the meal we just consumed! The food we eat naturally contains
acid, says the oral surgeon in Chicago Loop. This softens the enamel of the tooth, which is
responsible for protecting the softer dentine underneath as well as the inner chamber that
houses all the nerves and blood vessels. By developing the habit of brushing immediately
after meals, you can actually erode away the tooth enamel, warns the oral surgeon in
Chicago Loop, which leaves your teeth far more vulnerable to cavities, decay and
discoloration.

Advice from the Oral Surgeon in Chicago Loop:

   1. Wait between 30 and 60 minutes after a meal before brushing. The implant dentist
      in Chicago says that this gives your teeth time to re-mineralize once the acidity in
      your mouth has neutralized.

   2. Don’t brush too hard either and try to invest in a softer toothbrush, using gentle
      circular strokes to clean your pearly whites.

Oral Surgeon in Chicago Loop: Bad Habit # 2 ~ Using Your Teeth as Implements

If it’s not for chewing, grinding or biting food,
then you shouldn’t be using your teeth for it,
advises this oral surgeon in Chicago Loop. This
implant dentist in Chicago has seen an
incredible number of patients who intended
only to pop the cap on that bottle or open that
bag of potato chips and instead ended up with a
jagged and/or gappy smile. There is no better
and faster way to completely wreck the enamel of your teeth than by using them for
inappropriate tasks, says this duel-degreed oral surgeon in Chicago Loop. This includes
biting down on hard candy, crunching on ice and using your teeth as a tool to open or force
something.

Stay tuned for our next installment, part 2 of 5, on the Top Bad Habits that could be
wrecking your teeth and ruining your smile…

				
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