Join Any Savings Plan Today & Get 1 Extra Month Free!
Close X

you are > Dental Health Articles > Remember to floss this Thanksgiving

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.

© 2012 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on are for informational purposes only. Although strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information on expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on Decisions based on information contained on are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to with or without’s knowledge.