At Davenport Dental Group, we put a lot of emphasis on preventive dentistry. That’s why we want to call your attention to National Flossing Day, which is the day after Thanksgiving. While we can treat gum disease, we would prefer that our patients in and around Laredo, TX keep their gums in great shape.

Here’s how you can do that:

1. Brush & Floss Every Day

Your daily routine has a big impact on your oral health. Brushing twice daily for two minutes at a time will remove bacteria and plaque from your teeth. Flossing daily is equally important because this is how you remove food particles and prevent plaque buildup between your teeth and around your gumline.

2. Visit The Dentist

No matter how well you brush and floss, you probably don’t do it perfectly every time. A routine dental checkup means you can get professional cleanings (to take away plaque and tartar) and exams (to identify problems early). Either you can prevent problems or treat them before they lead to more serious problems.

3. Know The Difference Between Healthy & Unhealthy Gums

Healthy gums feel firm, look pink, and don’t bleed. Infected gums appear swollen and red and do bleed when you floss and brush. If you notice a problem, don’t wait to get help. Schedule an appointment with our team for treatment. Contact us online, or call the location nearest to you at 956-242-6745 for our Junction Drive office or 956-517-2695 for our Winfield office.