Debunking 5 Common Dental Myths

Debunking 5 Common Dental Myths

In the age of information technology, you can find information about almost any topic online. The flow of information doesn’t stop, and people’s knowledge keeps expanding. Unfortunately, this can be a double-edged weapon, especially when it comes to medicine and dentistry. Some people misunderstand the information online and use it wrongly. This can lead to problems with their medical or dental health. It is important to find medical information from experts rather than online. For that reason, join us as we try our hand at debunking 5 common dental myths.

The Dangers of Obtaining Medical Information Online

Any information obtained online can be dangerous, especially if the source isn’t vetted. There are millions of medical and dental websites out there. However, only a handful carry trusted information written and vetted by experts. If you have the skills to do your proper research, that’s great. If not, then you should rely on expert advice instead.

Debunking 5 Common Dental Myths

1. Brushing Children’s Teeth Isn’t Very Important

Some people think that since the teeth will be replaced, that caring for them is not that important. Don’t let oral hygiene go uncared-for! It could have detrimental effects not only on the baby teeth but the adult teeth as well.

2. Brushing Harder Makes Your Teeth Cleaner

It’s not about how hard you brush but how often and also the technique you use to brush. You may be surprised to learn that brushing harder can create cracks in your teeth’s surface. It could weaken rather than strengthen them.

3. Root Canals Often Fail

While root canals can have occasional complications, their success rate is far more than their failure rate. Root canals are one of the few methods that enable us to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible. Therefore, they are a very important aspect of dentistry.

4. Dental Implants Are a Major Surgery

Placing dental implants is a surgery, but not the form you think with a lot of bleeding and hospitalization. The procedure is very simple – done in under 45 minutes with local anesthesia – and you can go home right afterward.

5. Braces Are Only for Kids

Braces used to be solely for kids, not for a medical reason but simply because no adult would accept a mouthful of braces. In the modern age, with the invention of clear braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign, braces are now for everyone.

That is our attempt at debunking 5 common dental myths, but the list could be endless. We are here to help you with any questions related to your dental and oral health.

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