False Beliefs On Dental Health

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I am sure you have heard many dental myths or false beliefs on dental health. There are actually lots of misconceptions concerning excellent oral health. These

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False Beliefs On Dental Health

  1. 1. False Beliefs On Dental Health
  2. 2. False Beliefs On Dental Health The St James Dental Group • There are many myths about good dental care. Some false beliefs are even passed down from parents to children. • As a result, children have digested these myths and circulated it in their consciousness. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  3. 3. Here are common myths The St James Dental Group • “If your teeth seem to look okay, then, you do not need to visit your dentist.” • This belief is false. There are a lot of dental problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  4. 4. Unseen dental problems The St James Dental Group • These include: periodontal or gum disease, minute cracks or fractures, small cavities and some root infections are just few examples of unseen dental problems. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  5. 5. The preventive measures The St James Dental Group • When you go to your dentist, he or she will utilize the use of dental x-rays and other devices to detect such problems. • Dental visit is not only done for curing and treating dental problems. It is more of a preventive measure to keep teeth and gums healthy. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  6. 6. Your family’s genes The St James Dental Group • “Having strong teeth is in your family’s genes. So, you do not have to worry about having dental checkups.” http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  7. 7. Genetics plays a small part The St James Dental Group • Genetics plays a small part on your teeth’s composition. However, proper oral hygiene plays a major role in how healthy your teeth and gums are. • Regular brushing and flossing coupled with professional cleanings can help keep your teeth for a life time. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  8. 8. Brushing after eating The St James Dental Group • “You do not have to brush after eating, chewing gum works just the same.” http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  9. 9. Brushing after eating The St James Dental Group • “You do not have to brush after eating, chewing gum works just the same.” • Actually, it is the saliva produced from chewing a gum that helps your mouth clean, not the chewing gum itself. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  10. 10. Innate bacterial-fighting enzyme The St James Dental Group • Saliva has an innate bacterial-fighting enzyme which your body produces to keep you from having cavities. • It washes away food debris to some degree. However, saliva alone cannot be a replacement to brushing and flossing. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  11. 11. Chewing gum The St James Dental Group • Saliva cannot remove the sticky plaque on the surfaces of your teeth or completely remove food debris. • If you are in a place where you don’t have access to a toothbrush, then the next best option is chewing gum. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  12. 12. If your gums are bleeding The St James Dental Group • “If your gums are bleeding, you have to skip brushing.” • Brushing too strongly can hurt gingiva and cause bleeding. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  13. 13. The reason for bleeding gums The St James Dental Group • However, the main reason for bleeding gums is gum disease. Generally, bacterial infection causes gum bleeding. • First try using a soft bristled toothbrush, but it is imperative to see your dentist as well to determine whether you have gum disease. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  14. 14. The aspirin The St James Dental Group • “Aspirin placed directly on the toothache can alleviate the pain.” • Aspirin is a drug with chemical composition. You may suffer additional pain due to chemical burn of your. Seek your dentist’s help instead. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  15. 15. “Dental treatment if you are pregnant.” The St James Dental Group • There are dental procedures that are not advisable for pregnant women. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  16. 16. “Dental treatment if you are pregnant.” The St James Dental Group • These are complicated things like dental surgeries and X-rays. • However, thorough cleaning is actually a must when you are pregnant. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  17. 17. Routine dental treatments The St James Dental Group • Sometimes you may even need it more often during pregnancies because of the hormonal changes. • Also routine dental treatments are usually ok as well. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  18. 18. Myths and hearsays The St James Dental Group • Myths and hearsays are rampant in any aspects of life. • By consulting the right persons, you will have the facts rather than fiction. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  19. 19. Your oral health The St James Dental Group • Your oral health and dental health is very important not just for the health of your mouth but also the well-being of your entire body. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  20. 20. Gum disease and the bacteria The St James Dental Group • Remember, your mouth effects your body and there is a strong correlation between gum disease and the bacteria in the mouth and diseases like diabetes and heart disease. http://www.dentistcudahyca.com
  21. 21. Ask a professional The St James Dental Group False Beliefs On Dental Health Contact us http://www.dentistcudahyca.com 323-771-7254 Thank You! http://www.dentistcudahyca.com

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