The day after Thanksgiving is another important day: National Flossing Day!

OK, maybe that’s not the most exciting thing to recognize, but it is important for the sake of your gum health and your oral health.

At Dossett Dental in Frisco, TX, we want to help you maintain your periodontal health and avoid problems. Call 214-740-6082 to make an appointment. Until then, here are three reasons to keep flossing daily.

1. Remove Food Particles

When you eat, small particles can get stuck between your teeth. This can become food for harmful bacteria that cause gum infections and tooth decay. Flossing can remove the particles that your toothbrush can’t reach.

2. Prevent Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. It is both treatable and reversible with regular flossing. Without care, this can lead to periodontitis, which is a more serious form of gum disease.

3. Freshens Breath

Persistent bad breath is a symptom of chronic gum disease. This is a result of the many harmful bacteria living in your mouth. Flossing removes bacteria and their fuel, which can allow you to improve your breath.

Flossing should be an integral part of your daily oral care routine. Do it for your gum health and to keep your smile looking its best.

To schedule a visit to our Frisco, TX office, call 214-740-6082 or schedule online. To visit one of our other locations, call 817-270-9217 in Hurst, TX, 972-787-1869 in McKinney, TX, or 972-787-0892 in Plano, TX.