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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Dental Myths - Learn the Truth About Your Oral Hygiene
Myth: I can’t see any problems with my teeth, so I don't need to go to the dentist.
Fact: There are dental problems that aren’t visible
to the naked eye – gum disease, hairline fractures and root canal
disease are just a few. Dentists use sophisticated technologies – like
digital X-rays – to detect problems both on and beneath the surface of
your teeth. Plus, it’s a mistake to think of dental visits as emergency care; they’re just as much about preventive care.
Myth: I don’t need to worry about my teeth because my parents never had problems.
Fact: Though genetics may play a small role in
predicting your oral health, how well you take care of your teeth will
be the single most important determinant in how healthy they are.
Myth: Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal is just as effective as brushing.
Fact: It’s true that chewing sugar-free gum after
meals can help clean your teeth, stimulate saliva flow and freshen your
breath after meals. But it’s no replacement for a thorough brushing and
flossing, which actually removes dental plaque and food debris.
Myth: I shouldn't brush my teeth if my gums are bleeding.
Fact: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you’re
brushing too vigorously or gum disease. Keep brushing, but make some
adjustments. Use a toothbrush with medium-soft bristles and brush in a
circular motion. If the bleeding continues after a few days, see your
Myth: If I have a toothache, placing an aspirin tablet next to the tooth will relieve pain.
Fact: Putting an aspirin tablet in direct contact
with the soft tissues of your mouth will not help relieve a toothache.
In fact, this can lead to painful chemical burns. Don't do it! See your
dentist for relief.
Myth: All dental procedures must be avoided during pregnancy.
Fact: Although certain procedures, such as X-rays or dental
surgery, should be avoided during pregnancy, regular dental treatments
should continue as usual.
Fact: Book an appointment today by calling our office at 516-506-9490.