is just around the corner, and soon you’ll be enjoying a variety of foods with
friends and family. While you may be sleepy and want to relax after the festivities
are over, it’s important to keep your oral health in mind and floss before
bedtime to avoid gum disease
. Here are a few reasons why you should always floss before eating,
especially after Thanksgiving dinner.
Your Risk of Gum Disease
Did you know
that failing to floss daily could increase your risk of developing gum disease
Since plaque hardens to become tartar and tartar leads to gingivitis (the first
stage of periodontal disease), it is imperative to remove it daily. Failing to
floss before bed puts you at higher risk of developing periodontal disease.
particles are left to fester between the teeth, plaque can develop.
Unfortunately, plaque is known for having a very foul smell that can affect
your breath. If chronic halitosis doesn’t sound appealing to you, prevent it by
avoid flossing because it can cause the gums to bleed. But, did you know that
flossing daily can actually prevent the gums from bleeding? Additionally,
bleeding gums is one of the first symptoms of periodontal disease, making it
even more important to floss if your gums bleed easily.
Risk of Other Diseases
shows a link between gum disease and other diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
The connection is likely due to inflammation, which can spread from the gums to
the heart and other areas of the body. Flossing regularly is an important part
of maintaining oral health, minimizing inflammation, and reducing the risk of
developing physical diseases related to inflammation.
to flossing every night (especially after Thanksgiving), you can maintain
optimal oral health by scheduling regular checkups with your periodontist
reserve an appointment with Dr. Gregg Codelli, call Solid City Smiles in Atlanta, GA
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