You may not be doing anything special for National Flossing Day (the day after Thanksgiving). Yet, this is a good time to remind you that gum disease affects most people at one time or another.

We know that periodontal infections can cause tooth loss. People who have gum disease also have a greater risk of other health issues, including diabetes complications and heart disease.

Knowing this, our Glendale, AZ dental team wants you to remain free from periodontal problems, which is why we are sharing these tips with you.

1. Make Oral Hygiene a Daily Habit

The ADA recommends brushing twice daily and flossing daily. You can do this with dental floss, flossers, or a water flosser. Just remember that flossing cleans the spaces that your toothbrush can’t reach.

2. Keep Up With Dental Checkups

Visiting your Glendale dentist a few times each year is a great way to keep your mouth healthy. Our professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup. If you do have a gum infection, we want to catch it as early as possible.

3. Seek Treatment

Don’t wait to get help when you do have signs of a periodontal infection:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Sore or tender gums
  • Puffy gums
  • Gums that look redder than usual
  • Loose teeth
  • Pimple-like bumps on your gums

Call Glendale Gentle Dentistry today at 623-244-4304 for an appointment in Glendale, AZ. You can also schedule online.