The day after Thanksgiving is more than just a day to get bargains on gifts. It’s National Flossing Day, and that’s a good reason to remind you of the importance of flossing daily.
Our team at Edgewood Dental Care wants you and your gums to be as healthy as possible. Call 859-474-7830 to make an appointment at our Edgewood, KY practice.
Until your next appointment, keep flossing with these benefits in mind.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You may notice red or swollen gums. Your gums may bleed with you floss if you have this condition. The good news is that you can reverse this condition with daily flossing.
Reduce Heart Disease Risk
Periodontal disease has been linked to systemic health problems as well. One of the more concerning issues is heart disease. The same bacteria that cause gum infections have been found in the hearts of people with heart disease.
That harmful bacteria can contribute to chronic bad breath (a sign of periodontitis). Flossing, brushing, and professional care can remove that bacteria and improve the quality of your breath.
Remember to keep flossing and to visit us regularly for a healthy smile.