Our team at Tieken Smiles wants to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
We know you’re ready to shift gears toward a busy holiday shopping season. In fact, you’ve probably already gathered all your Black Friday doorbuster coupons in preparation for the best deals.
You can save money on Black Friday, but did you know it’s also a good day to save your smile? That’s because it’s also National Flossing Day! Every year, the day after Thanksgiving is a time to rededicate ourselves to good dental habits in the fight against gum disease.
Today, we’re giving you some helpful reminders about best practices for your healthiest, most beautiful smile!
Celebrate Good Dental Health!
One of the best lines of defense against gum disease and other threats to your oral health is prevention. That’s why your home oral hygiene routine is so important. It’s not enough, though, to just brush and floss everyday.
Time and technique matter! It’s why the American Dental Association recommends certain best practices about oral care. Here are some of their tips for daily cleaning:
-Brush twice a day for two minutes each time.
-Floss at least once a day.
-Use a soft-bristle toothbrush.
-Use a toothpaste containing fluoride.
If you’re already doing this things, you’re on your way to healthy teeth and gums!
But to really keep your oral health on track, it’s important to visit Tieken Smiles at least twice a year for dental cleanings and exams. That’s because we have the experienced professionals and equipment to remove plaque and tartar buildup and to accurately diagnose dental problems that might be invisible to the naked eye.
Fight Gum Disease On Black Friday!
The first decision you can make this Black Friday to fight gum disease is to rededicate yourself to flossing everyday. Considering how many people admit to skipping this important step, it’s probably fair to assume that we think it’s a bit of a hassle.
But just like anything else, the more you do it, the more it starts to become like second nature. Even more good news, you don’t have to limit yourself to standard flossing methods and tools!
If you’re perfectly satisfied with standard floss, you still have quite a bit of flexibility with the type you use. You can choose flavored or unflavored, thin or thick, and even waxed or unwaxed floss.
You can clean between your teeth and around the gumline effectively with other kinds of flosser, too, and they can easily be found at your local drugstore!
If you’d rather floss on the go in between meals rather than stand in front of the bathroom mirror once a day, try plastic flossers. They can be purchased in bulk, and you can keep them in your pocket, purse, or glove compartment. Just grab one after your lunch break to get those teeny tiny leftovers out from the nooks and crannies of your teeth.
Maybe you find it more convenient to floss in the shower, in which case you might be interested in some type of water pick. This is a device that shoots a direct stream of water to dislodge particles from between your teeth. Many are cordless for easy use, and some are even specifically designed to be stored in your shower!
The point is, you have options outside of standard dental floss if you think changing up your method would make it easier for you to keep flossing a part of your oral hygiene routine.
Make An Appointment With Us!
At Tieken Smiles, we believe that a healthy body needs a healthy mouth. That requires a strong commitment to good oral care habits at home and regular visits to our League City, TX dental office.
With gum disease treatment and regular dental checkups at Tieken Smiles, you can keep your teeth and gums strong, your smile beautiful, and your body healthy. We’re dedicated to making sure your oral health gets back on track and stays there!