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The holiday shopping season seems to start earlier and earlier each year. You don’t even have to wait until Black Friday to save money. Now, it seems you can start online bargain hunting in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

At Restorative & Implant Dentistry, we don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing because that means your Black Friday is more freed up to celebrate another big holiday: National Flossing Day!

Today, we’re celebrating by reminding you of ways to achieve healthier teeth and gums!

Black Friday: Save Money And Your Teeth!

You’re ready to save some money on all the hottest new gadgets this holiday season. There’s no better time to do that than the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Now that the internet is a regular part of the shopping experience, the following Monday has joined the coupon craze.

But fortunately, there’s a way to save something even more important than money, and you don’t have to restrict yourself to just one weekend a year.

That’s because you can fight gum disease every day of the year with a good oral hygiene routine. What does that look like?

According to the American Dental Association, it should look like this:

-Brush your teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste.

-Make sure to brush for two minutes twice a day.

-Floss your teeth thoroughly at least once a day.

-Schedule at least two dental cleanings and exams a year, unless a dentist recommends more frequent professional care.

With help from your allies here at Restorative & Implant Dentistry, your healthiest smile is a reachable goal. You can always count on our team to be with you every step of the way!

Look For Deals… And Dental Problems!

Your top priority on Black Friday is to look for the best doorbusting deals around. But this year, we encourage you to also be on the lookout for dental problems like gum disease. The earlier we can treat the problem in our Pompano Beach dental office, the more effectively we can keep your oral health on track!

So here are some red flags you should be aware of:

-Gums that look red or swollen

-Gums that bleed

-Gums that appear to be separating from teeth

-Bad breath that won’t seem to go away

-Gums that feel inflamed or tender

-Teeth that feel loose

At Restorative & Implant Dentistry, we can get your gums back in good shape with gum disease treatment. We can perform scaling and root planing so your gums are clean of plaque and tartar buildup for a healthy, beautiful smile.

Avoid The High Price Of Gum Disease!

Brushing and flossing effectively each and every day is a large piece of the prevention puzzle. But on its own, it isn’t enough to keep you safe from gum disease. The reason is not only about valuable professional dental care.

It’s also about knowing your individual risks for this type of oral health problem. Despite your best efforts, you may need to practice extra vigilance to keep gum disease from affecting your smile.

Here are some risk factors to talk to Dr. Slootsky or Dr. Baez about at your next dental checkup:

-Smoking & Other Tobacco Use

-Alcohol And Substance Abuse

-Type II Diabetes

-Rheumatoid Arthritis

-Poor Oral Hygiene

-Poor Nutrition

-Pregnancy

-Family History

-Certain Prescription Medications

Your needs are important to us, so we always go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable talking to us about your medical history and lifestyle so we can best help you avoid gum disease and other threats to your oral health.

Fight Gum Disease This Season!

Fighting the battle against gum disease and other oral health problems requires a team effort. Dr. Slootsky and our team of professionals at Restorative & Implant Dentistry want to be on your team and help you achieve your healthiest smile.

If you haven’t already, make sure you schedule your second cleaning and exam of the year in our Pompano Beach, FL dental office. Our skilled hygienist and one of our dentists can make sure you’re free and clear of dental problems.

Call us today at 954-590-0538 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.