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Remember to floss this Thanksgiving
Updated: 11/20/2012 6:57:49 PM

Remember to floss this Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is almost here, and while people are busy planning their meals and getting ready for a feast, they need to make sure to care for their teeth as well. That's because many of the breads and sweets present at this meal can negatively impact person's dental health. Recently, Anthem College released a statement encouraging people to remember to floss after their Thanksgiving meals.

According to the statement, flossing can lead to whiter teeth, fresher breath and better removal of plaque and bacteria from between the teeth.

"Nearly half of American adults over 30 and approximately 70 percent of seniors over 65 are afflicted with periodontal disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," said Kathie Marsh, Dental Assistant program curriculum coordinator for Anthem Education Group. "Now is the time to take charge of your oral health and start practicing proper dental care."

The American Dental Association recommends that people floss at least once a day for optimal dental health. However, anytime someone feels as though they have something stuck in their teeth they should have floss on hand to take care of it. This is why it's a good idea to keep extra floss in a desk or purse.

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