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My gums bleed when I floss – hence I don’t floss at all

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So you are not flossing as your gums bleed afterwards. The good news -it’s not the floss that is the problem. The bad news – your gums need attention right away.

The common myth that flossing makes the gum to bleed is not true. Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis, the inflammation of gums which is a result of plaque accumulation underneath the gums. These plaque provide wonderful niche for bacteria to grow and multiply, thus aggravating the problem. This is why gums get inflamed and bleed on flossing. In order to remove this plaque, mechanical intervention in the form of tooth brushing is required. However, the plaque that is below the gum line (also called as sub-gingival plaque) is difficult to reach if proper tooth-brush technique is not followed. This is where, “Flossing”  comes into play. Flossing disrupts the sub-gingival plaque and diminish the amount of bacteria subsequently decreasing…

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Author: Drs. Novy and ZoAnna Scheinfeld and Hanna Orland

Our team provides your family with contemporary, rewarding, and comfortable dental care. In our Sandy Springs office, patients come first. Everything we do, from the office design, to our clinical and management training, to the friendly atmosphere we foster in the practice, is for your pleasure and satisfaction. Dr. Scheinfeld, a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry and her associates understand the importance of balancing health and beauty for an amazing smile. Our comprehensive studies in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and general dentistry, supported with state-of-the-art technology, deliver the strong, healthy, beautiful smile you deserve—the smile you'll feel comfortable sharing with your world.

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