We all know the importance of brushing our teeth and flossing, but there’s a lot of misinformation when it comes to our oral health resulting in a waste of money, gum disease, tooth loss and more.
To clear up the confusion, Dr. Susan Maples, author of Blabber Mouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life, who has been named one of the top eight innovators in U.S. dentistry, breaks through some of the biggest myths about our oral health.
Get probed. Your dentist should provide a thorough perio exam at least once each year that includes “pocket” measurements using a probe around the cuff of each tooth. Good numbers are 3 mm or less. Bad are 4mm or worse. Periodontal disease is the #1 reason adults lose teeth, and unlike other bones in your body which can heal when broken, the bone you lose around your teeth doesn’t grow back.
Dr Susan Maples book, Blabbermouth can be ordered here.