This article is about the Myth and Reality travel in dentistry.
MYTH: Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones.
TRUTH: every dental condition does not require the same paste, so you need to consult your dentist for the change in toothpaste. even some moderately expensive toothpastes can be very effective.
MYTH: During my gums bleed brushing should be avoided.
TRUTH: you can brush your teeth with a soft or extra soft toothbrush. but bleeding gums are sign of infection or inflammation in the gums, you need to see your dentist immediately.
MYTH: no visible problem with my teeth – no need of dentist
TRUTH: Not all dental problems are visible, only dentist can see the possible future problem so visit your dentist twice a year, no matter how is the condition of your teeth, as it is better to start the treatment at early stage
MYTH: Any type of dental treatment is very painful.
TRUTH: Not anymore. Advanced dental technologies allow making dental treatment not painful at all.
MYTH: removing a teeth is better than saving it.
TRUTH: ask your dentist about all the possible treatment to save your teeth. Sometimes, even totally decayed tooth can be restored, and, at the same time, there are situations when even a healthy looking tooth must be extracted.
MYTH: Eating a lot of chocolate can lead to tooth decay.
TRUTH: not true, but if you do not brush your teeth or at least rinse your mouth every time after eating chocolate, you are at much higher risk to get tooth decay.
MYTH: It is necessary to avoid dental procedures during pregnancy.
TRUTH: there is a number of procedures, such as X-rays or surgical dental procedures, which must be postponed for pregnant women. but, Regular dental treatment must not be avoided by pregnant women.
Myth: Milk tooth has too fall so taking care of them is not important
TRUTH: milk teeth can remain in the child mouth until the age of 13 years. neglecting them can lead to loss of baby teeth before the proper scheduled time, resulting in problem with biting, speech, development and eruption of permanent teeth.
So, it is better to bust the myth and have a healthy smile.