The Friday after Thanksgiving is a big day — National Flossing Day!

You may not be as excited for that as you are for leftover turkey sandwiches, but eating a big meal is a good reason to remember the importance of flossing for your gum health.

If you do develop gum problems, we can help. Call 865-685-9939 to get treatment or to prevent issues by visiting My Family Dentistry in Powell, TN.

In the meantime, keep these benefits in mind to remember to floss during your daily oral hygiene routine.

Fight Gingivitis

The best way to best gum disease is to prevent it. Flossing daily plays a vital role in removing harmful bacteria as well as plaque buildup from between your teeth and gums.

Freshen Breath

Gum disease is caused by bacteria. Too many bacteria contribute to chronic bad breath. Flossing regularly can improve your breath. 

Remove Food Particles

Anytime you eat, there is a chance that small bits of food will become stuck. Those particles can become fuel for the bad bacteria we mentioned above. Flossing can dislodge the food for you.

Your gum health is important. Take steps to improve and maintain it.

Call 865-685-9939 to make an appointment in Powell, TN. Or you can simply schedule online