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Myth 1: Bad breath affects everybody once in awhile. It’s not necessarily a sign of gum disease.
Having foul smelling breath, or an unpleasant taste in your mouth, can be signs of gum disease, as well as other diseases affecting the mouth. If bad breath is a persistent problem for you, a visit to your dentist can easily address it. Having dental check-ups on a regular basis can help detect problems before they become serious. If your mouth is found to be disease free, your dentist can then refer you to a general practitioner for further evaluation.

Myth 2: Gum disease will cause your teeth to fall out.

All you’ll want to do to help ensure this does not happen is to practice a healthy and simple home care regimen. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss at least once each day, and eat a nutritious diet (and, of course, visit your dentist regularly). If the dentist does diagnose  gum disease, he or she will develop a gum therapy plan to prevent further problems.

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