When you flip through all those Black Friday coupon catalogues, you’re not likely to find deals on dental floss right alongside the big ticket holiday items.

We’re also willing to bet that oral hygiene products aren’t anywhere on your holiday shopping list, either, right?

But your friends at Highland Advanced Dental Care are telling you why they should be!

Black Friday also happens to be National Flossing Day, but we understand why the latter receives much less attention.

Not today, though! That’s because we’re giving dental floss the attention it deserves and sharing why it’s such an important part of keeping your smile bright and healthy!

Flossing Is Essential To Good Oral Health!

Research tells us that only about one in five adults claims to floss every day.

The reason this statistic is especially troublesome is because it means most people are at a higher risk for gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss, than they even realize.

Flossing consistently is essential to good oral health because it removes food particles stuck between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t catch or can’t reach. Naturally, if you don’t floss regularly, that debris will sit in the nooks and crannies in your mouth and feed harmful bacteria that causes cavities, destructive acids, and gum disease infection.

In other words, if you’re not flossing every day, you’re just asking for trouble!

So Are Your Routine Cleanings & Exams!

Going to the dentist is hard for so many people. Hard enough, in fact, that they may avoid dental appointments altogether.

Putting off trips to the dentist for routine checkups out of fear or anxiety is one of the biggest barriers to better oral health for millions of people, but this avoidance strategy is counterproductive.

That’s because only a professional has the training and equipment to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Your daily brushing and flossing, while extremely important, aren’t enough for that part of comprehensive oral care.

So by skipping their twice annual cleanings and exams, fearful patients are actually putting themselves on the fast track to dental problems and complicated treatments, which is precisely what they’re trying to avoid!

The point is, as critical to healthy teeth and gums that flossing everyday is, you also need to commit yourself to those invaluable visits to your Highland dentist for cleanings and exams.

At these appointments, we’ll be getting rid of any harmful plaque that’s building up inside your mouth and using advanced early detection methods to catch signs of tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more.

It’s a team effort, and your friends at Highland Advanced Dental Care are always here to support your lifelong efforts to achieve and maintain great oral and overall health!

Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment!

You’re going to be pretty busy in the coming weeks, getting ready for the holidays and celebrating with family and friends.

Make sure that in all the hustle and bustle, you’re still keeping up with your daily brushing and flossing and that you have your next dental cleaning and exam in Highland, MI on the books!

Call Highland Advanced Dental Care today at 248-329-3552 to schedule your appointment, and we will make sure you begin 2020 with a clean, healthy smile!