You’ve know doubt recovered from the carb coma of a delicious Thanksgiving meal and have set your sights on the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season.
In all the beautiful chaos, you may have missed National Flossing Day, which comes the day after Thanksgiving each year.
Not to worry!
Our team at LakeCrest Dental in Claremore, OK is catching you up on why you have every reason to celebrate flossing, nonetheless!
3 Reasons To Celebrate Dental Floss!
It’s never too late to celebrate great oral health!
That’s why we’re giving you three reasons to cheer for dental floss and why you definitely want to make it a regular part of your home oral hygiene routine starting today!
#1 – It’s A Critical Part Of Gum Disease Prevention!
Flossing is one of the most important parts of helping you prevent gum disease before it takes control of your dental health!
But some people don’t like to floss because they have sensitive teeth or gums.
Actually, by making flossing a daily habit, you may find it becomes less uncomfortable over time.
But if flossing really does cause you pain or discomfort, you should visit LakeCrest Dental for a dental checkup.
Pain anywhere in your body is a signal you shouldn’t ignore, and when it comes to your mouth, the earlier you address the source of the pain, the better chance you have to keep your oral health on track.
Tender gums happens to be a common sign of early gum disease, but here are others you should be on the lookout for:
*Swelling or bleeding of the gums
*Sores or irritation on your gums
*Shifting or loose teeth
*Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
The sooner you’re able to spot and treat gum disease, the more successful you’ll be at lowering your risk for the health problems associated with it and at keeping your natural teeth for a lifetime.
#2 – It Helps You Ward Off Bad Bacteria!
When your mouth is free of food particles and sugary residue left behind after a meal, then the bad bacteria that’s waiting inside your mouth for that delicious buffet of goodness has nothing to eat.
As a result, it’s unable to thrive and generate those harmful acids that cause erosion, tooth decay, and gum disease.
And let’s not forget another reason we love dental floss, which is the relief it gives us when that irritating little piece of food stuck between our teeth is broken free!
That’s reason enough to celebrate what dental floss can do!
#3 – It’s A Small Step Each Day, But A Big Stride For Your Health!
Flossing once a day is not a time-eating goblin of a task, although as busy as we all are these days, it’s understandable why it might feel that way to some.
But in only one or two minutes, you’re taking a small step that results in a big stride for your oral health overall!
And another happy fact is that it doesn’t matter what time you floss each day.
What’s most important is that you do it, which means you’re in control of your dental hygiene regimen each and everyday.
Schedule An Appointment
If you happened to miss National Flossing Day, this is the perfect time to rededicate yourself to better dental health!
Commit to flossing once each day, and you’ll be on your way to cleaner, healthier teeth and gums and a great-looking smile.
You can leave everything else to our team at LakeCrest Dental in Claremore, OK!