Myths that Make People Believe that Gum Disease Is Untreatable
Posted on 9/21/2021 by Dr. Dennison
Many people have been successful at dealing with gum disease in its early stages. However, some have not. Some cases of gum disease have proven challenging to deal with over the years, leading to the stigma around people with gum disease. Many myths around gum disease have come up, leading to the belief that it is untreatable. Not to worry though, we are here to expose some of these myths.
It Is Normal to Lose Your Teeth as You Age?
Tooth loss is an uneventful circumstance for anybody, especially the elder members of our society. However, with proper dental hygiene and regular visits to our offices, your teeth should last a lifetime. It would be worth knowing that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Gum Disease Affects only Your Teeth and Gums
Gum disease can spread beyond the dental structures to cause strokes, heart diseases, respiratory issues and low birth weight in children. Therefore, you should treat it with the urgency it deserves.
Gum Disease Affects only People Who Don't Brush Their Teeth
Gum disease has many causes. Several people are already exposed to gum disease due to their genetics. Therefore, it would be best if you got yourself checked to reduce your chances of gum disease.
It Is Normal for Your Gums to Bleed?
Many people have experienced bleeding gums when brushing their teeth. A lot of times, people think the bleeding is due to friction with the toothbrush. Aggressive brushing might cause bleeding, but so can gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of bleeding gums.
What We Recommend
Taking in the wrong information is worse than having no information at all. At least you won't spread it. Instead of taking in these myths, we recommend you visit our offices for proper advice, diagnosis, and treatment. I
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