Every year on Black Friday, while shoppers everywhere are hustling and bustling, dentists across the country are hoping their patients will stop by the oral care aisle for dental floss before they head home.

That’s because the day after Thanksgiving is also National Flossing Day! It’s a time to raise awareness about this invaluable dental habit that can work wonders for your oral health.

Brushing your teeth twice a day is important, but flossing once a day is an essential part of keeping your mouth clean. Your toothbrush can’t reach between your teeth or under the gumline the way floss can, and that’s how you rid your mouth of additional food particles that would otherwise feed harmful bacteria and cause all sorts of dental problems. 

So make the decision to start one of your New Year’s resolutions early, and include this important step as part of your overall oral hygiene routine to build a healthier smile!

For your next dental checkup, call Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry today at one of our Elizabethtown, KY locations: 270-491-3768 for Lakewood or 270-200-6225 for Lincoln Trail. You can also schedule online.

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