You don’t want periodontal problems, but statistics suggest that you will probably deal with them at one time or another.

Gum disease remains one of the leading causes of tooth loss in the United States. It also raises your risk of heart disease and diabetes complications. Since the day after Thanksgiving is also National Flossing Day, our Dossett Dental team is sharing some suggestions to keep your teeth intact and your gums healthy.

Floss Every Day

Brushing your teeth is a vital part of your oral hygiene routine, but flossing is just as important. Flossing is how you clean the spaces between your teeth and gums that your toothbrush doesn’t reach. You can use dental floss, flossers, or water flossers for this task.

Visit Your Dentist

We are here to help you keep your smile looking its best. Professional checkups a few times each year are beneficial for everyone. During these appointments, we clean your teeth thoroughly to remove plaque and tartar buildup. We also carefully examine your mouth for any signs of trouble, including infected gums.

Seek Treatment

When you do develop a gum problem, do not wait to treat it. Treating your condition in the early stages is easier, more effective, less invasive, and less costly.

Don’t let gum disease get you down. To schedule a visit to Dossett Dental in Frisco, TX, 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.