Top 15 Dental Myth and Facts :: Part 3

The more you brush the healthier your teeth will be.


Over-brushing the teeth can wear the teeth due to the abrasive property of toothpaste. This could lead to dental problems. In between the twice-a-day brushing regimen, rinse after eating and chew sugar-free gum to avoid plaque build-up.


Children need not be taken to the dentist until they have their second tooth.


Dentists recommend that a child be taken to the dentist by the age of one for good advice on how to care for the child’s teeth and promote a healthy dental routine for life.

Teeth whitening is harmful as it can damage the teeth.


Teeth whitening done professionally will cause no damage to the teeth enamel but it may cause teeth sensitivity and gum redness on a short-term.


Dental treatment should be avoided during pregnancy.


A dental check-up is recommended during pregnancy for regular dental check-up, cleaning and fillings. Local anesthetics and X-rays are okay although they are to be done only when necessary. The dentist should be informed of the pregnancy before any procedure since some dental treatments are to be avoided entirely during pregnancy – amalgam removal and taking of antibiotics.

Dental X-rays are unnecessary.


It is necessary to have dental X-rays to detect decay and other problems and it should not be feared because the radiation dose is very small especially when dentists use digital radiography.

Extra Bonus Myth & Fact

Weight loss can affect the fit of your dentures.


The shape of the bone under the tissue determines the fit of the denture and weight loss has nothing to do with the denture.

If you have missed our previous parts do read it here Part 1 , Part 2

Dental myths may prohibit a person from pursuing healthier dental care and may gradually cause bigger problems. Visiting your family dentist will help alleviate fallacy. Developing good oral hygiene with the help of your dentist will make smiling a lot easier and confidence boost higher. Proper dental care is part of everyone’s general health condition. Taking care of your teeth as much as you take care of yourself reflects your total well-being.




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