Welcome to Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implants, LLC, where we are committed to helping you achieve optimal gum health and a beautiful smile. Our team specializes in periodontal care and dental implants to ensure the health and longevity of your teeth and gums.

One Tool for Better Gum Health: Flossing

Loose teeth, bad breath, and bleeding gums are all signs of periodontal disease, a condition that can wreak havoc on your oral health if left untreated. The good news? Periodontal disease is preventable, and one of the most effective tools in your arsenal is simple and quick: dental floss.

Flossing is a crucial step in your daily oral hygiene routine, as it effectively removes plaque and bacteria from areas that your toothbrush can’t reach. Despite the importance of flossing, studies show that only 40% of Americans floss daily, and many even fib about their flossing habits to their dentist.

Here are some tips for effective flossing:

  1. Use approximately 18 inches of dental floss and wrap most of it around your middle fingers.
  2. Gently slide the floss between each pair of teeth, using your thumb and index fingers.
  3. Floss to the gumline, but be gentle to avoid injuring your gums.
  4. Use a clean section of floss for each pair of adjacent teeth.

By dedicating just a minute each day to flossing, you can significantly improve your gum health and reduce your risk of periodontal disease. Consistent flossing not only keeps your gums clean and healthy but also contributes to your overall oral health and well-being.

Don’t neglect your gums; schedule a visit to our office for more information about gum health or to receive personalized care from our experienced team. Contact us today to take the first step towards a healthier smile that lasts a lifetime.

Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implants of Ocean
Phone: 732-517-9800
1300 State Route 35, Plaza 1, Suite 203, Ocean NJ 07712
Ocean, NJ 07712

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