By Sood Family Dental
April 24, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Care Routine  

Morning, noon, and night—you oral care routine runs throughout your day. At Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, MI, your dentist wants you to take care of your mouth so that you have a bright smile for life. Dr. Sood and her team understand how routine dental habits really pay off, and they want you to know this too:

What's the real story on dental health?

Truthfully, if you take care of your smile, it will take care of you in return. Healthy teeth and gums allow you to keep your teeth, make you look and feel confident, and impact necessary functions such as speech and digestion. Furthermore, when your gums are healthy, your systemic health thrives, as well.

Have a good oral health routine

It's really not hard—here's what you should be doing on a regular basis:

  • Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day; once in the morning and once at bedtime. Go to bed with as clean a mouth as possible to minimize the bacterial growth that causes gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Floss daily at whatever time you choose. Flossing removes plaque and bacteria and reduces tartar formation. Less tartar means fewer gum problems.
  • Eat healthy foods such as low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, and water. Avoid sugar. Drink several glasses of water because it increases saliva production and keeps your mouth hydrated and clean.
  • Report any persistent sores, color changes, or pain to your dentist. She may want to see you in her Shelby Township office.
  • Wear an acrylic mouthguard if you play a contact sport.
  • Come to Sood Family Dental twice a year for a check-up and cleaning.

A good habit

Psychology Today reports that forming a new habit takes at least 66 days. So, why not start improving your oral health routine today?

At Sood Family Dental in Shelby Township, your dentist, Dr. Sood, and her caring staff are happy to help you keep your smile for life. Call us with questions on oral hygiene: (586) 207-1471.


Dentist in Shelby Township, MI
Sood Family Dental
56732 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316

(586) 207-1471
[email protected]

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Sunday: Closed

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