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Dr. Sheela Neral, DDS & Associates

38215 W 10 Mile Rd, Suite #5
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 888-0364


43060 Mound Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 268-1040

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By Dr. Sheela Neral, DDS, PC
August 12, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Care  
oral careWhen patients come to the office of Sterling Heights dentist Sheela Neral, DDS, PC with tooth infections and aggressive gum disease, it is usually the result of poor oral health care habits. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is not just a suggestion, it's a necessity. Here are some oral care tips that will ensure a positive report at your next visit to Dr. Neral's practice in Sterling Heights.
The Importance of Daily Oral Care
It's easy to get into the habit of forgetting to brush and floss your teeth daily. After a long day at work, most people just want to cook dinner and jump into bed. But daily oral care is extremely important. When you eat over the course of a day, food particles get stuck in between the teeth. You might not see the leftover food when you look in the mirror, but if you were to shine a special ultraviolet light on them you would see them very clearly. If you allow those particles to sit on your gums and between your teeth for an extended period of time, they can turn into hardened plaque, which can turn into a bacterium that causes infections and gum disease.
Sterling Heights Dentist - Oral Care Tips
It’s a given that daily oral health care requires brushing and flossing, but here are a few tips to ensure that you stay committed to good oral health:
  • Put floss by your bed or dinner table. Flossing is crucial to good oral care. Some people neglect to floss because they don’t feel like getting up to go to the bathroom.
  • Use an electronic toothbrush. A motorized toothbrush reduces the time required to brush significantly, and is often more effective at removing food particles.
  • Gargle with baking soda and peroxide. Use this simple mixture to get between your teeth and help clear out leftover particles that the toothbrush leaves behind after brushing.
Getting Help from Dr. Sheela Neral, DDS, PC
Daily home care is not the only habit you need to get into for good oral health. Make an appointment for a routine cleaning or dental evaluation with Sterling Heights dentist Dr. Sheela Neral online at today.