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We all know brushing is important to your smile, but do you know why? Here at Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County in Mentor, Ohio, we take your oral health very seriously, which is why we are always happy to explain the importance of treating your smile right.

Brushing is an essential key that should be done for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. This is because, throughout the day, different food particles and bacteria will stick to your teeth causing plaque build-up. Plaque can easily be cleaned off with proper brushing habits. However, over time, the plaque that is not cleared off your teeth can form cavities or harden into tartar, which is something only your dentist, Dr. Andrea Miller can remove.

The bacteria that sticks to your teeth can also cause gum disease, which is a dangerous condition that can cause tooth loss and even bone loss. That is why a simple task of brushing your teeth each day is vital to the success of your oral health. Flossing helps your teeth as well by cleaning between your teeth and deep along the gum line.

If you are ready to have your teeth cleaned, call us today at (440)266-1740 to set up an appointment. Our friendly dental team is happy to clean your smile and help you achieve your oral health.