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You probably know that there are a number of things you should do if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy. For instance, you probably know that you should brush and floss your teeth. However, would you be surprised to learn you may have been told a few things that aren’t completely true?

For instance, have you been told that your diet can affect the health of your teeth? While this is true, did you know that sugary foods won’t actually damage your teeth? However, sugar can lead to a number of problems. However, did you know that sugary foods could actually help the bad bacteria in your mouth thrive? Bacteria can leave you more vulnerable to cavities, but won’t actually cause these problems.

Similarly, you may have heard that gum disease isn’t very common. Unfortunately, gum disease is fairly common, and many Americans may not recognize the issue. In fact, nearly 47% of adults over the age of 30 have some sort of gum disease.

Finally, have you ever been told that pregnant women shouldn’t worry about bleeding gums? In reality, this myth is dangerous. Bleeding gums could be an indicator of an infection in your mouth. If this isn’t treated, your health could suffer. This issue has even been linked to pregnancy problems and to preterm labor.

If you’re interested in learning more about these issues, or worry about the truth of other claims you’ve heard, we invite you to contact Witty Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling us at 859-881-4633. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you personalized advice. Dr. Casey Witty and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!