Thursday, June 14, 2018

Periodontal Health is a Must

You may have thought that after years of brushing that alone would be enough to keep your smile healthy and in top shape. The problem is that brushing is not enough to keep your smile healthy. Dentists agree that flossing is critical to keep your gums in great shape so that they can support your smile for a lifetime. 

While brushing 2x a day is also critical it does not get between the teeth and your gums. This is where plaque can build up causing problems for you later on. By flossing 1x a day you can remove any food that is underneath the gumline ensuring that dental decay is not able to stay there causing an infection, which leads to periodontal disease. 

Flossing may seem like a pain and not worth it, but periodontal disease is an infection, which can cause your immune system to kick into gear trying to help your body fight the infection. But it is only a matter of time before your body will not be able to keep going at the pace it needs to stave off the infection that is continually below the gum line. 

If you have concerns about the health of your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today!

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