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    Dental Myths Debunked

    Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

    When it comes to your teeth and oral health, it is hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. One of the biggest myths regarding dental care is that if your teeth are white, your mouth is healthy. Behind a white smile could lurk gum disease and possible tooth decay. Granted, it is a good sign that you have white teeth, as you have likely been brushing; but this does not mean you don’t have any underlying issues. If you are a parent, you need to make sure your child brushes their teeth. It does not matter that baby teeth fall out; decaying baby teeth can lead to major issues when their adult teeth come in. Problems include misalignment, as well as pain and potential speech issues, both before and after their baby teeth are replaced. By making sure your child develops a habit of brushing and flossing at a young age, you are helping them have good oral hygiene for the rest of their lives. Another common misconception is about the consumption of sugar and its correlation to cavities. Yes, sugar is not good for your teeth. However, the amount of time the sugar stays on your teeth is more the issue than how much you consume. If you consume anything with a significant amount of sugar in it, try to brush as soon as you can. Overall, the myths regarding your oral health are abundant. One tip that is not a myth? Visiting your dentist twice a year is important! Call Chicago Smile Design to schedule an appointment today! Courtesy of: Junior Dentist

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