Why Do My Teeth Bleed When I Floss?

bleeding while flossing

Do you regularly floss your teeth? Though everyone should floss once a day, the unfortunate truth is that most people don’t floss nearly as often as they should. A whopping 32% of Americans don’t floss their teeth at all!

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5 Tips to Help Kids Learn About Flossing

Just like you should brush your teeth twice a day, everyone should be flossing at least once a day — even children! Teaching kids about flossing can be a challenge, especially if they’re still learning about oral hygiene and taking care of their own needs without help from mom or dad. Read More

Why You Should Never Go to Bed Without Brushing Your Teeth: Part 2 of 2

Have you read our last blog? Well, this is the continuation of it! Before, we discussed the importance of your enamel and how the waste from leftover bacteria can break it down. We can understand the need to go to sleep after a long day instead of taking the extra effort to brush before bed, but doing so can cause irrevocable harm to your teeth’s health, leading to the need for emergency dentistry in Bala Cynwyd, PA. We don’t want that!

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Why You Should Never Go to Bed Without Brushing Your Teeth Part 1 of 2

We’ve all been here, it’s true. Sometimes it is way easier to crawl under the covers and sleep instead of trudge alllll the way to the bathroom just for an elbow work out. Believe us, we are well aware. It takes effort to do, especially in a half-conscious state. Still, it is just as essential as those ten extra minutes you would have had sleeping!

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A Guide to Natural Dental Care Products

A visit to your nearest drugstore will show you that the natural health care market is huge. From washing your hair to treating your cold, store shelves boast a wide array of products claiming to contain natural ingredients. This holds true for dental care products as well. Toothpastes, mouthwashes, toothbrushes, and dental floss come in all-natural or mostly-natural varieties and consumers who want to live a more natural or environmentally friendly often have a difficult time picking the good products from the questionable ones. Your Wynnewood dentist, Dr. Thomas DeFinnis, offers a few tips on making informed choices when you shop for natural dental products.
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Dr. DeFinnis Explains Tongue Scrapers

Visit your Wynnewood dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings, floss at least once a day, brush twice a day, and don’t forget to scrape your tongue. Yes, you read that right: take a trip to the store, visit the health aisle, and next to the mouthwash, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, you’ll see a funny looking device called a tongue scraper.Read More

Wynnewood Dentist Discusses Your Flossing Options

Flossing is a key ingredient in preventing gum disease, cavities, and halitosis. Flossing removes plaque and food debris from between teeth and hard to brush areas. Plaque harbors harmful bacteria that can accumulate and cause cavities, as well as gingivitis. Bacteria that reside in plaque are also responsible for bad breath, so if your breath isn’t as fresh as you’d like after brushing, you have one more reason to floss. Oral health is central to overall health; when your mouth is free from plaque buildup and host to fewer bacteria, you reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and oral cancer.

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Most Common Dental Hygiene Mistakes Explained by Dr. DeFinnis

Forgetting to Floss Can Contribute to Gum Disease

Actually, most Americans do not forget to floss but rather choose not to altogether. Some people believe brushing is enough for healthy teeth. While brushing is an integral part of an oral hygiene routine, it is not adequate for removing food particles from between teeth. Floss cleans the hard-to-reach places where bacteria collects and forms plaque. Preventing plaque from developing along the gum line is vital to keeping gum disease at bay. Remind yourself to floss by keeping the container out on the bathroom counter or next to your tooth brush.
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Reducing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day.

The death rate for Alzheimer’s disease has continued to increase, whereas the rates for HIV, stroke, and heart disease have dropped.

The number of Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease is 5.4 million, and rising.

There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s, and most of the risk factors, such as aging and genetics; nevertheless, there’s at least one thing you can do to reduce your chances of developing this tragic disease. Believe it or not, that thing is brush and floss your teeth regularly. How can such oral preventive care possibly lower the chances of developing Alzheimer’s? It all ties back to gum disease (periodontal disease).

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