For healthy teeth, we should always have the right information about oral health as well as proper oral hygiene. However, there are so many stories, the so-called myths that mislead us on how to properly take care of our teeth. This article will give the three common myths and truths to make sure you do not fall victim of the misleading myths.
Dental care myths
One should not visit the dentist if they have no problems with their teeth
This is very common, probably some of us think it is the truth. But the truth is, you should visit the dentist from time to time even if you think your teeth are totally okay. A dentist can see an infection at its very early stages. They will advise you on what to do to avoid future infections.
The enamel damages from brushing more than twice a day
This is another dental myth. It is true the enamel can get damaged, but this does not occur from brushing your teeth two or three times in a day. It is mostly caused by using a rough brush. Make sure to get a soft brush and change it regularly for the safety of your enamel. Teach your children to brush their teeth in the morning and before bed.
Teeth should be brushed immediately after eating or drinking
The essence of brushing teeth is to do away with accumulated acids on them. But the thing that brushing should be done immediately after meals is not true. Rinse your mouth after meals, then wait for about twenty minutes then brush. Failure to brush causes the accumulation of food acids on the teeth. This in future causes tooth decay.
The truth will always set us free. That is why it is very important to be aware of the myths and the truth behind it. If you come across any compromising story about your dental health, run to the dentist. He is the only person who will give you true information and go ahead. They will give you dos and don ts which will not put your teeth at risk. Do not follow all information you get at the risk of tooth decay, a very bad smell from your mouth and the worst of it all, extraction. Discussed above is just a summary of the myths available. Keep yourself updated and in close touch with your dentist for the sake of your teeth.