One Tool for Better Gum Health | Dr. James Wright

Dentist Crescent Springs

Welcome to Heritage Dental Center – Hebron, where Dr. James Wright and our compassionate team are dedicated to safeguarding your oral health. Periodontal disease can silently wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, but with the right preventive measures, you can protect your smile for years to come.

Harnessing the Power of Floss

Periodontal disease often starts without obvious symptoms, making prevention crucial. Dental floss is a simple yet potent tool in the fight against this condition. Even if you’re diligent about brushing for two minutes, twice a day, incorporating daily flossing into your routine is essential. Flossing reaches areas between teeth where your toothbrush can’t, removing plaque and bacteria buildup that contribute to gum disease.

Facts and Fiction about Flossing

Surprisingly, only 40% of Americans floss daily, according to a survey cited by the American Dental Association. Yet, regular flossing is directly linked to better oral health outcomes. Unfortunately, some individuals fib about their flossing habits. A study by the American Academy of Periodontology revealed that 27% of adults admit to lying to their dentist about flossing.

Mastering Flossing Techniques

Proper flossing technique may seem daunting, but it’s straightforward with a little practice. Cut about 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around your middle fingers, leaving about an inch to clean between each pair of teeth. Gently glide the floss between teeth using a back-and-forth motion, ensuring you reach beneath the gumline for thorough cleaning.

At Heritage Dental Center – Hebron, we’re committed to empowering you with the knowledge and tools you need to maintain optimal oral health. Don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule your next dental visit, and let us partner with you in preserving your beautiful smile.

Heritage Dental Center – Hebron
Phone: 859-689-1105
1960 N Bend Rd, Suite #1
Hebron, KY 41048