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

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 linked to heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer.

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Myth 6 : white teeth are healthy teeth

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 unaddressed. If your teeth are losing their luster, speak to your dentist about why.

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Myth 7: Charcoal toothpaste is better

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 teeth healthy and strong.

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Myth 9: Enamel Loss Causes Sensitivity

Myth 9: Enamel Loss Causes Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity has many causes. Enamel loss can lead to sensitivity, but so can tooth grinding (bruxism), abrasive toothpaste and more. If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, discuss these symptoms with your dent...

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

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 adults and kids are the best way to maintain optimal oral health — so even if you don’t notice anyt...

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Myth 2:Bleeding gums are normal

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, gum disease or other causes. It’s not normal. You’ll want to contact your dentist for an exa...

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Myth 3: Brushing Harder Cleans Better

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 problems such as gum recession . Brush gently for two minutes, twice daily with a sof...

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Myth 5: Chewing gum works like brushing

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 , and some dentists even recommend the sugar-free varieties to chew on instead of candy. Howeve...

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Myth 1: Sugar Causes Cavities

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, attracts bacteria to thrive on and around teeth. These bacteria produce an acid compound that pr...

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Myth 4: Flossing is really not necessary

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 floss daily. Flossing removes up to 80% of plaque. Plaque deposits promote tooth decay, but you can ...

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

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 as soon as they have teeth. Tooth decay in children can lead to health concerns long after their baby...

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