75% Of Adults Have Gum Disease

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Don’t be so sure you’re healthy

More than 75% of adults have some form of gum disease, yet only 51% floss every day.  In addition to regular visits to the dentist, the beauty and longevity of your smile depends upon good daily hygiene.  The encouraging news is that gum disease can almost always be prevented!  Here’s what you can do:

Brush Right: Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice daily.  Think of your mouth as having four quadrants and brush each for 30 seconds, divided equally between the inside, outside, and chewing surfaces.

Floss Daily: If you don’t floss, you’re missing 35% of your tooth surfaces.  It’s essential to floss every day to clean where your brush just can’t reach.

Visit Us Regularly: Checkups and cleanings are a critical part of oral health care.

Gum disease has been linked to over 200 illnesses, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.






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