One way to get Gum Disease!

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One way to get Gum Disease!

Only your gums know for sure….

If you guessed the answer to be Don't Floss – I congratulate you for thinking about flossing, but unfortunately that is INCORRECT.
There are many who do not floss and yet do not have periodontal disease.

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The correct answer is avoid seeing a dentist in your late teens and twenties. After you "grow up" and leave home stay away from any and all dentists for, oh say, a decade. That should do it.

Now some might say I'm being silly. Surely no one avoids seeing a dentist and having their teeth professionally cleaned for a decade. If this is what you think I'm sorry to tell you that you are sadly naive. Face it, people don't normally come right out and tell friends they do not regularly see a dentist in spite of the fact that periodontal disease is considered the most common disease in the world. For one reason, who would date them?

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It's so ironic that young adults avoid the dentist because they have this idea that they will continue to be as healthy (and young) as they currently are forever. In the early 20?s many have yet to hit the wall where growth and physical maturation are no longer able to cover for bad habits. Also, because early periodontal

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disease is painless and so many have talked themselves into believing bleeding gums are normal, it actually seems so prudent, even thrifty, to avoid a lot of "unnecessary expenses" when the budget is tight. After all dental treatment is expensive, right?

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Wrong. Preventive dentistry costs are in the neighborhood of routine car maintenance costs. It's when, through neglect, that things start to really get out of hand… and expensive.

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