Top 15 Dental Myth and Facts :: Part 1

Most people with fear of the dentist must have heard some dental myths or horror stories at some point in their lives which affected their consciousness. Such dental myths can affect a person’s perception of a dentist and what he does causing him or her to put off visits to the dentist. This could lead to serious oral health issues and long-term dental problems which could result to painful dental procedures.

 

A Harder Brush Is Better

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There are many types of toothbrushes to choose from, but the most important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy is to brush for minimum 2 min with proper brushing techniques.

 

Cavities In Baby Teeth Can Be Ignored

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Kids don’t just need baby teeth to chew with; the roots of their baby teeth help guide permanent teeth into place as they grow in. Healthy baby teeth are part of your child’s smile for life.

 

It’s Too Late For Braces

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While many people get braces in their youth, bite function and appearance can be improved into your 30s, 40s and beyond. With the many orthodontic treatment options available, adults don’t have to keep an outdated smile.]

 

Have A Baby, Women lose a tooth for each child they have given birth to.

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Pregnancy brings many changes to the body. Poor oral health and tooth loss aren’t among them. Having a baby doesn’t have a direct impact on oral health, but the oral hygiene and diet habits of a mom-to-be may.

 

My Kid Doesn’t Eat That Much Sugar

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Even nutritious foods contain surprising amounts of natural sugars which are just as damaging to young mouths as sugar-added treats, pop and sports drinks. Take care of your teeth after eating because sugar hides in plain sight.

 

See more myths and fact in our next part.

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