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Flossing is One Way to Fight Gum Disease

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After you finish what we hope is an enjoyable Thanksgiving meal with good company, you can get ready for the next day — National Flossing Day!

OK, maybe you aren’t as excited about flossing as you are about leftover turkey sandwiches, but it is a good reminder to do what you can to avoid gum disease.

Floss Every Day

The American Dental Association recommends flossing every day, yet surveys suggest that less than half of all people do this daily. Flossing is important because brushing doesn’t clean between your teeth as well as it does other parts of your mouth. Flossing is the best way to remove bacteria and food particles from those hard-to-reach places.

Keep Your Dental Appointments

Professional dental cleanings should be a part of your oral care routine. Our team can remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can reduce your risk of periodontal problems.

Get Treatment if You Do Have Gum Disease

Bleeding gums, sore gums, gums that look redder than usual, and persistent bad breath are just a few symptoms that your gums may be infected. Do not wait to treat this problem. 

We welcome you to call 256-801-0002 for an appointment with Jennifer Perkins DDS in Huntsville, AL. Check our website regularly for updated information on the treatments we can provide, or contact us online.

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