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Debunking Myths About Gum Disease


Posted on 6/3/2024 by Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona
Photo of healthy teeth and gum disease teeth that were treated at Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona in Phoenix, AZDespite its prevalence, many misconceptions surrounding gum disease can lead to confusion and misinformation. In this article, we aim to debunk some myths about gum disease and provide accurate information to help you maintain optimal oral health.

Myth 1: Gum Disease Only Affects the Gums


Gum disease can have far-reaching consequences beyond just the oral cavity. Research indicates that untreated gum disease can increase the risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. This underscores the importance of proper gum disease prevention and treatment.

Myth 2: Brushing Alone Is Sufficient to Prevent Gum Disease


While regular brushing is essential to good oral hygiene, it is insufficient to prevent gum disease entirely. The buildup of plaque and tartar along the gum line primarily causes gum disease, which cannot be adequately removed by brushing alone. To prevent gum disease effectively, it is crucial to incorporate other oral hygiene practices such as flossing, using mouthwash, and scheduling regular dental cleanings with a dental hygienist.

Myth 3: Brushing Alone Prevents Gum Disease


While brushing is crucial for oral hygiene, it is insufficient to prevent gum disease entirely. Gum disease stems primarily from the buildup of plaque and tartar along the gum line, which cannot be entirely eradicated by brushing alone. To prevent gum disease effectively, it is essential to incorporate comprehensive oral hygiene practices such as flossing, using mouthwash, and scheduling regular dental cleanings.

Myth 4: Gum Disease Only Affects Older Adults


A common misconception is that gum disease only affects older adults. While gum disease risk increases with age, it can occur at any stage of life, including childhood and adolescence. Factors such as poor oral hygiene, smoking, genetics, and certain medical conditions can predispose individuals to gum disease regardless of their age. Therefore, individuals of all ages need to maintain good oral hygiene practices and seek professional dental care regularly.

We encourage you to prioritize your oral health and schedule an appointment with our dental team today. Together, we can work toward preventing gum disease.

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