This article is about the journeys of myths and realities in dentistry.
MYTH: The expensive toothpastes are always better than the cheapest ones.
TRUTH: every dental condition does not require the same paste, so you should consult your dentist to know the change in toothpaste. Even some moderately expensive toothpastes can be very effective.
MYTH: During my gums should be avoided bleeding, brushing.
TRUTH: You can brush your teeth with a soft or extra soft brush. But bleeding gums are signs of infection or inflammation in the gums, you should consult your dentist immediately.
MYTH: no problem visible with my teeth, a dentist is not necessary
TRUTH: Not all dental problems are visible, only the dentist can see the possible future problem, so visit your dentist twice a year, regardless of the condition of your teeth, since it is better to start treatment at an early stage
MYTH: Any type of dental treatment is very painful.
TRUTH: Not anymore. Advanced dental technologies allow dental treatment to be painless at all.
MYTH: removing a tooth is better than saving it.
TRUTH: Ask your dentist about all possible treatments to save your teeth. Sometimes, even a fully decayed tooth can be restored and, at the same time, there are situations in which even a healthy-looking tooth should be removed.
MYTH: Eating a lot of chocolate can lead to tooth decay.
TRUTH: It is not true, but if you do not brush your teeth or at least rinse your mouth every time you eat chocolate, you have a much higher risk of tooth decay.
MYTH: It is necessary to avoid dental procedures during pregnancy.
TRUTH: there are a series of procedures, such as x-rays or surgical dental procedures, that should be postponed for pregnant women. But, regular dental treatment should not be avoided by pregnant women.
Myth: the milk tooth has also fallen, so taking care of it is not important
TRUTH: baby teeth can remain in the child's mouth until they are 13 years old. Neglecting them can cause the loss of baby teeth before the scheduled time, which can cause problems of biting, speech, development and eruption of permanent teeth.
Therefore, it is better to break the myth and have a healthy smile.
Read the full article "Myth in Dentistry" that is written by Dr.Vishal Jain at Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/myth-in-dentistry-26217/post
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