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Myth 1: Sugar Causes Cavities

While sugar does contribute to the formation of cavities, it’s not the sugar itself that causes the problem. Rather, it’s the bacteria that eats the sugar. Sticky food, like starches, attra...

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Myth 2:Bleeding gums are normal

Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing is due to inflammation of the gums. Gums can become inflamed and begin to bleed due to excessive plaque buildup, the onset of gingivitis, ...

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Myth 3: Brushing Harder Cleans Better

Brushing harder is counterproductive. The harder you brush, the more trauma the tooth enamel and gum tissue endure. It can eventually lead to other

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Myth 4: Flossing is really not necessary

Flossing is an integral part of maintaining good oral health. One in five Americans never flosses , and only 40% of those who do ...

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Myth 5: Chewing gum works like brushing

Chewing gum is not a replacement for brushing your teeth. Some chewing gums can promote cleaner teeth and better breath...

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Myth 6 : white teeth are healthy teeth

Whiter teeth are not always healthier teeth. Teeth begin white, and over time, they can become discolored through staining or damage. Whitening teeth may leave the underlying cause of discoloration...

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Myth 7: Charcoal toothpaste is better

Charcoal toothpaste is marketed for whitening but in reality, it offers little protection for teeth. Charcoal toothpaste actually works against teeth by absorbing protective agents meant to keep te...

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Myth 8: kids don't need to brush their milk teeth

Poor oral health early on can lead to lifelong complications. Kids should start brushing twicer per day a...

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Myth 9: Enamel Loss Causes Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity has many causes. Enamel loss can lead to sensitivity, but so can tooth grinding (bruxism), abrasive ...

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Myth 10: Gum disease is only a concern for your mouth

The bacteria present in gum disease can spread to other parts of your body, and there are more and more studies that have connected gum disease to whole-body health concerns. Gum disease may be lin...

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Myth 11: Routine dental check up  not needed if teeth seem fine

An exam is the best way to spot trouble before it starts. The longer problems go undetected or untreated, the harder they are to treat when you do start to notice them. Semi-annual dental exams for...

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