Dental Hygiene is a critical aspect of keeping your teeth and entire body healthy for a lifetime. This video shows that it is important to brush your teeth at least twice per day and for about 90 seconds each time. An automatic toothbrush and manual toothbrush are used in similar way except that an automatic toothbrush is more efficient and can penetrate better than a manual brush. Flossing is also very important as it helps keep your gums healthy which can ultimately help save your teeth and prevent dentures and tooth loss. flossing breaks up the growth of damaging bacteria.

Using a shower floss or waterpick irrigator introduces oxygen in the deep dental pockets. When this is done the anerobic (without oxygen) bacteria that causes periodontal disease are killed. Simply by getting water in the depths of the infected pockets on a regular basis will give you a much longer and healtier gums and teeth. Of course it is vital to get into our Southeast Michigan dental office for a complete diagnosis and treatment. Once the gum infection is taken care of and treated this technique controls the bacterial invasion.

Using fluoride, having regular dental visits, watching your diet, proper flossing and brushing, taking antioxidants are all critical to both your overall health and the health of your smile. For more information give us a call at 586.247.3500 or email Dr. Antolak at

Dr. Antolak treats his dental patients in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where you are treated like a guest in the home.  His motto is to “relax while we take care of your smile”. He specializes in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and general dentistry using sedation dentistry if necessary for his high fear patients. He has been treating patients for the past 21 years and is located in Shelby Township, Macomb county Michigan