Myth #3:  Having gum disease means it’s ‘the end of the road’ for my teeth.

The reality is that gum disease is not a death sentence for your teeth. The key to keeping your teeth healthy is maintaining good oral hygiene. This includes flossing daily, brushing your teeth twice a day, eating healthy, and visiting the dentist on a routine basis. Fortunately, your dentist can deliver a plan to treat and prevent gum disease.

Myth #4:  Bad breath is perfectly normal. It has nothing to do with having gum disease.

While everyone is susceptible to having the occasional bout of bad breath, consistently bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth is cause for concern. It could be a tell-tale sign of gum disease or other serious oral condition. It is highly recommended to schedule regular dental appointments to prevent problems from escalating. If your mouth is deemed to be healthy by the dentist, your bad breath may be the result of an underlying medical disorder. In that case, your dentist will refer to a fellow medical professional for further evaluation.

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