6 common dental myths that you need to know … and debunk

Brushing, flossing, and twice-yearly dental check-ups are standard for oral health care, but there are more health benefits to taking care of your pearly whites than most of us know. In a review article, a faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) debunks common dental myths and outlines how diet and nutrition affects oral health in children, teenagers, expectant mothers, adults, and elders.

Check out the six myths that so many patients are hearing … and believing. Sadly, while these myths were published in 2010, they are still many of the same ones we are hearing about today.

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