Happy Thanksgiving & National Flossing Day! [BLOG]

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy National Flossing Day, from your friends at Hawkins Complete Dental Service in Zanesville, OH!

Were you unaware that National Flossing Day comes the day after Thanksgiving every year?

Did you know there even was such a thing as National Flossing Day?

Then let’s celebrate together!

Happy Thanksgiving & National Flossing Day!

While you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner and spend some time reflecting on all your blessings, don’t forget to count a healthy mouth among them.

In the spirit of gratitude, it’s a great time to think about your daily oral hygiene routine and whether you should strive for a more consistent commitment to flossing.

Why Celebrate Flossing?

Although a shocking percentage of the population admits to not flossing everyday, as the American Dental Association recommends, it’s actually one of the most important steps in keeping your mouth healthy.

Why is that? What in the world can be so valuable about running a thin string between your teeth and around your gumline?

Because flossing rids your mouth of everything your toothbrush isn’t made to remove. Brushing twice each day keeps your teeth and gums clean, but your toothbrush isn’t designed to get into the small, hard-to-reach places where harmful bacteria like to hide.

That’s why brushing isn’t enough to prevent gum disease. Flossing is essential to getting what your toothbrush misses so that bacteria has nothing left to eat.

Consequently, it’s unable to generate dangerous acids that begin the process of decay, cavities, and gum disease.

So we have every reason to celebrate the purpose flossing serves for our healthy smiles!

Other Reasons To Smile About Dental Floss!

First of all, can we all just admit how great it feels to get out the dental floss and knock that pesky little bit of popcorn or bread or other remnant from a meal or snack out from between your teeth?!

The only reason plastic flossers even exist is because everyone knows how frustrating it can be to try to get that piece of food unstuck with just your tongue when we’re on the go.

So there’s one reason to smile about dental floss!

But on a more serious note, the simple act of removing those leftover particles from the tiny nooks and crannies of your mouth is something to smile about.

That’s because in doing so, you’re cutting off the food source harmful bacteria depend on to thrive and cause problems for your dental health.

From erosion of your tooth enamel to gum disease, bacteria will stop at nothing to feast on sugary debris inside your mouth, which is why we have every reason to be thankful for dental floss!

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On Thanksgiving, we count our blessings.

The day after, we celebrate great oral and overall health by making flossing a priority in your daily oral care regimen.

Our team at Hawkins Complete Dental Service will handle the rest!

For more flossing and other oral hygiene tips, call our Zanesville, OH office today at 740-214-1301 or fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.