Few of us realize the importance of flossing. It's one more thing to do and often it is the first thing to be neglected after a person has had her teeth cleaned. I think one of the best quotes I've ever heard about flossing came from an article in Reader's Digest. It said something like this: "If your hands bled every time you washed your hands, you would immediately make an appointment with your physician. And yet, each time we attempt to floss and our gums are bleeding or inflamed, we treat that as normal." Read more about flossing, its importance to your oral health and how to improve your technique in this Academy of General Dentistry article. If your gums are bleeding, give us a call to find out how we can help.
How healthy are your gums? Did you know that sometimes peridontal disease silently progresses without any overt symptoms? Read more about gum disease in this great patient information sheet from the Academy of General Dentistry.