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Secrets Your Dentist Will Never Tell You


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We asked 22 dentists from across the country to tell us what they’re really thinking as they peer at our teeth. What came out of their mouths will change the way you treat yours.

Pain isn’t your biggest problem

Some truly educated people think that if nothing in their mouth hurts, they’re fine. High cholesterol doesn’t hurt, either, but it’s a big problem. I honestly think that the general population doesn’t understand that their mouth is part of their body.—Danine Fresch Gray, DDS, general dentist, Arlington, Virginia

You don’t see me enough

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The advice to see your dentist twice a year applies only if you have healthy gums. Most people don’t.—Chris Kammer, DDS, cosmetic dentist, Middleton, Wisconsin. Find out the reasons you notice bleeding gums when you brush your teeth.

You forget to brush your whole mouth

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Many

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