From your friends at LakeCrest Dental in Sand Springs, OK, we want to wish you and your family a fun, safe Thanksgiving weekend!

Everyone knows what’s so important about the day after that incredible feast we look forward to each year. It’s Black Friday, the official start to the busy holiday shopping season.

It’s almost treated like a sport for many people, at this point. And while trying to score the best deals can be fun and exciting, it does tend to overshadow another reason to celebrate on that day.

That’s because it’s also National Flossing Day, which brings awareness to the importance of flossing in your overall dental care. Studies show that most adults don’t floss each day like the American Dental Association recommends, and that can be truly problematic for your oral health and your appearance.

We Should All Be Thankful For Dental Floss!

Flossing gets all those food particles out from between your teeth and around the gumline and reduces the amount of sugary debris bad oral bacteria can eat. That means bacteria will have fewer opportunities to generate destructive acids that eat through your tooth enamel and other important structures in your mouth, making it easier to prevent cavities, gum disease, and ultimately, tooth loss!

So if you don’t floss as often as you should, put dental floss on your Black Friday shopping list and make it the first day of your renewed commitment to better oral and overall health!

Don’t Forget Your Routine Dental Cleanings!

Because going to the dentist isn’t something most people look forward to, it’s tempting to dismiss routine dental appointments and to only go when it’s absolutely necessary.

It’s especially hard to resist the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality if you’ve never really had to deal with a major dental problem before. You might assume that your daily brushing and flossing is enough to keep your smile healthy.

But unfortunately, that’s not how it works.

While you should brush and floss everyday, it’s not enough if you want to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.

That’s because plaque can only be removed with special instruments used by a trained hygienist, which is what routine cleanings are for!

On top of that, our advanced equipment and skilled dentists are able to detect developing dental problems you won’t be able to see by looking in the bathroom mirror. And by the time you did notice signs and symptoms of any issues, it’s often too late to treat them as easily or effectively.

To save time, money, and your health, you need to be proactive in your lifetime commitment to dental care, which includes not only your daily oral hygiene regimen, but also those crucial routine visits to your Sand Springs dentist!

Call Now For An Appointment!

After Thanksgiving, everyone’s schedule gets filled up with all sorts of holiday preparations and celebrations.

So be sure to visit us for your next dental cleaning and exam before you’re too busy decking the halls!

We’ll make sure you have a healthy mouth and a great smile heading into the most wonderful time of the year!

For an appointment in Sand Springs, OK, call LakeCrest Dental today at 918-205-4386 or fill out our online form.