There are many myths out there surrounding dental care and oral wellness, some of which have truth to them and others that are completely untrue and tips4dentalcare.com has made a list of 20 common, and some not so common, myths. Here are some of our favorites, and how Dental Health and Wellness Boston can help!
MYTH: Using toothpicks after meals can widen the gaps between my teeth.
TRUTH: Using toothpicks cannot have such effects, but you must be very careful when using toothpicks because they can damage the gums and other soft tissues in your mouth.
While it’s uncommon for a toothpick to widen any gaps in your mouth, naturally, dental imperfections like gaps do exist and can make you feel insecure about your smile. At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services aimed at correcting problem areas to give you a healthy, radiant smile you can be confident about! Request a consultation to discuss options from veneers to cosmetic bonding to Invisalign clear braces.
MYTH: After any bleaching procedure, teeth do not remain white for a long time.
TRUTH: On average, the effects of many whitening treatments can last for about a year or so.
Dental Health and Wellness Boston offers an array of whitening services to whiten your smile, and keep it white. We offer Britesmile Tooth Whitening that can be completed during your lunch hour as well as the brand new KoR “WOW White” Deep Bleaching. With proper at-home maintenance, KoR is a revolutionary long lasting whitening treatment that also protects teeth against future staining!
MYTH: Placing a tablet of aspirin beside my aching tooth can ease the pain.
TRUTH: Aspirin does not work effectively for relieving toothaches and by letting it dissolve in your mouth, it actually can damage soft tissues.
A toothache can be a sign of a serious dental issue or even a dental emergency. The causes of a toothache range from minor enamel erosion to advanced tooth decay and Dr. Smith should exam your teeth to determine the issues and create a personalized treatment plan to restore your smile to its healthiest.
MYTH: It is necessary to avoid dental procedures during pregnancy.
TRUTH: Regular dental treatment must not be avoided by pregnant women, but there are a number of procedures, such as X-rays or surgical dental procedures, which should be postponed.
Dental care throughout yourpregnancy is key to not only your oral health but also your child’s. At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, we specialize in dental care for pregnant patients and can advise you on oral health strategies during this special time.
MYTH: There is no need to see a dentist if there is no visible problem with my teeth.
TRUTH: You must see your dentist several times per year, no matter what condition your teeth are in at the moment. Sometimes, only a dentist can see possible problems.
Dentists are the first line of defense when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile. When you visit Dental Health and Wellness Boston, you will receive a complete diagnostic examination, including oral cancer screening, risk assessment, periodontal disease screening, and much more. We offer each patient a tailor-made program to meet all your dental health needs.
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