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One Tool for Better Gum Health

Jul 25, 2022
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Periodontal, or gum, disease is characterized by loose teeth, foul breath, and painful, bleeding gums. Regrettably, periodontal disease can occasionally develop without any obvious symptoms. If an illness is not adequately identified or treated, you run the risk of causing permanent damage to your teeth and gums. It's a good thing that gum disease is preventable. One of the most effective ways to stop the disease actually only takes a minute out of your day.

Floss to the Rescue

A simple and powerful tool you may utilize to combat periodontal disease is dental floss. Plaque and bacterial growth are the primary causes of periodontal disease. You still need to floss even if your current dental hygiene routine only comprises brushing for two minutes twice daily. Dental floss works well for cleaning areas that your toothbrush can't reach. Food fragments, carbohydrates, and liquid acids are continually trapped in the minuscule spaces and limited spaces between teeth throughout the course of a day. Using floss to clean out these hard-to-reach areas is beneficial.

Facts Behind Flossing

According to an American Dental Association survey, only 40% of Americans regularly floss their teeth. The same study showed there is a direct link between improved oral health and regular intra-oral care. Unfortunately, many overestimate how frequently they brush their teeth in between sessions. A survey by the American Academy of Periodontology found that 27% of people give false information to their dentist regarding how frequently they floss.

Tips for Flossing Correctly

Choosing the right dental floss application could be challenging. Try gently wrapping an 18-inch piece of floss around your middle finger. Use around an inch to clean in between each set of teeth. Using your thumb and index finger, carefully slide the floss between your teeth.

When flossing up to your teeth, be careful.

When flossing up to your gumline, exercise caution. Maintain an untrimmed beard. Use the entire 18 inches of floss, placing a new, clean section between each row of teeth.

It just takes a minute or so to floss your teeth every day, but those few minutes add up to a lifetime of excellent dental health. One of the best tools you have for keeping your gums healthy and clean is floss. Get into the routine of regularly flossing your teeth; your gums will be grateful.

Please get in touch with our Milford dentist at 222 Main Street Dental for additional details on maintaining healthy gums or to make an appointment.

222 Main Street Dental
Phone: (508) 473-3424
Url: https://www.222dental.com/
222 Main St.
Milford, MA 01757

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