Celebrate Black Friday Deals & Dental Health! [BLOG]

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Along with gratitude, spending time with family and friends, and tremendous food that comes with Thanksgiving, we also think about deals!

That’s because the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping extravaganza! If you’re like many people across the country, you probably go to great lengths to find the right coupons, the right stores, and map the right route to get the best bargains possible.

What you probably don’t do is take much time on Black Friday to celebrate dental health. What many people may not know is that it also happens to be National Flossing Day! That’s right. It’s not just a day to save money. It’s a day to save your mouth from gum disease.

That’s why our team at Duffield Dentistry is devoting today’s blog to flossing and other ways to achieve a strong teeth and gums so you can celebrate good Black Friday deals as well as good dental health!

Celebrate Good Deals & Good Dental Health!

You have all kinds of reasons to love Thanksgiving. You get to visit family and friends that you may not otherwise get to see very much. You also get to eat such delicious foods! It’s impossible to think about Thanksgiving without your mouth watering!

But along with that, our team at Duffield Dentistry wants you to also celebrate good dental health. That starts with a consistent oral hygiene practice at home.

The American Dental Association recommends you care for your teeth and gums every single day with brushing twice and flossing at least once. This is one of the best defenses against gum disease.

What Does Good Oral Hygiene Include?

The American Dental Association recommends you care for your teeth and gums every single day with brushing twice and flossing at least once. This is one of the best defenses against gum disease.

That’s because it keeps your mouth protected against the hard-fighting harmful bacteria that lives in your mouth just waiting for you to leave food particles behind that it can eat. When bacteria feed on that debris, it creates acids that attack your enamel and leave your gums vulnerable to infection and disease.

Therefore, brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing between your teeth everyday is an effective way to rid your mouth of those tiny food particles that get lodged in the nooks and crannies.

But a good oral hygiene routine should also include regular visits to your dentist for deep cleanings and thorough exams. As important as brushing and flossing at home is, it’s not enough to protect your oral health.

You need a skilled hygienist, an experienced dentist, and the professional tools it takes to properly clean away plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth.

Will You Know If You Have Gum Disease?

As we said, consistent professional dental care is crucial to good oral health. Part of the reason has to do with the insidiousness of certain kinds of problems that affect your teeth and gums. Gum disease is one of those problems.

Gum disease doesn’t happen overnight. It develops slowly over time, sometimes years, so you might not be able to catch any obvious symptoms until it’s too late. That’s another reason you should see your dentist twice a year. Your hygienist and dentist can spot it long before you might be able to.

But that doesn’t mean gum disease is always invisible to the untrained eye. You can look for certain red flags that gum disease is developing in your mouth, such as:

-Swollen, tender gums

-Red or darkening gums

-Bleeding gums

-Persistent bad breath

-Loose or shifting teeth

-Pockets around your gumline

Vigilance when it comes to your health is important. Knowing the signs of gum disease can help with early detection and effective treatment!

Celebrate Good Dental Health With Us!

While you’re out shopping for those Black Friday bargains, make sure that dental floss is somewhere on your list! Celebrate National Flossing Day by rededicating yourself to good oral hygiene and regular visits to Duffield Dentistry for dental cleanings and exams.

Call our Royal Oak, MI dental office today at (248) 721-4502 or fill out our online form for an appointment.

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