the years we have found that most of our patients are very diligent when it
comes to brushing their teeth, but struggle to find a significant level of
consistency when it comes to flossing. A growing body of evidence is showing
that neglecting the flossing step can have negative health consequences that
effect the entire body. Specifically, many studies are now showing a direct
link between chronic inflammation, which is exactly what gum disease is, and an
increase chance of heart disease, stroke, and pancreatic cancer. It has become
increasingly clear how important brushing AND flossing is not only to the
health of your teeth, but to your overall health as well.
If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, chances are you have gum disease, and you should immediately make an appointment to have your teeth and gums evaluated.