Taking care of our teeth is important because it can affect our overall health. Which is why you have to separate the fact and the fiction that you have heard from a family member or a friend. Myths can affect how a person feels about going to see a dentist whenever he feels something is not right. Not going to see a dentist may have an impact on a person oral health making a small issue to be something big that could have avoided. Click here for more information on dental myths. Below is a list of some of the popular myths and how particular the myths are.
Being healthy depends on how white your teeth are
All of us wish to have that bright smile that is a result of our white teeth. But no matter how the white teeth are cavity and infection can still occur. No matter how white your teeth are, you still need to visit a dentist to make sure that everything is in order.
Sugar mostly causes tooth decay
Most of us even when we were young we were told to avoid sugar because it would make our teeth rot. The myth is half right. What happens to our teeth when we take too much sugar is the bacteria that form when the breakdown of sucrose is taking place. The sugar by its self-will does not cause tooth decay but with the help of bacteria’s. The bacteria feeds on the sugars as a source of energy to make it stronger to spread. That’s whys when you consume excess sugary treats you should brush your teeth.
The best mouthwash to use is the one that contains alcohol
Nothing makes a mouthwash ideal for one patient. Every patient has one mouthwash that would be the best for them. If you are not sure on which mouthwash to use, contact your dentist. He will recommend something that is not harsh on your teeth and the one that will serve the purpose.
Brushing is the best than flossing
The excuse of brushing twice a day will not be a good reason to miss flossing. If you don’t floss, then you will miss out on the surfaces that can get cleaned by flossing only.
When pregnant avoid visiting a dentist
Nothing would go wrong with visiting a dentist when pregnant. But make sure to inform the dentist of the pregnancy before any procedure takes places because some medication should be avoided when pregnant. But for fillings and cleaning that is allowed when someone is pregnant.