Wednesday, 24 July 2019

         COMMON MYTHS AND FACTS IN DENTISTRY

There is a lot of confusion and misconceptions when it comes to taking care of your teeth. It is important to take care of your teeth because simple things can keep your teeth healthy while wrong things can cause irreversible damage to your teeth.

1.MYTH:

"YOU DON'T NEED TO VISIT YOUR DENTIST UNTIL IT HURTS YOUR TEETH"

  FACT:                                                                                             

Diagnosing a dental problem and treating it at an earlier stage is much easier and cost effective. You do not feel the pain in some cases which cause infection and is in need of treatment. If you wait for the symptom to occur then there will be less chance of saving your tooth. So it is important to have a dental check up once in six months.


2.MYTH:

"FLOSSING CREATES SPACE BETWEEN MY TEETH"

 FACT:

Flossing does not cause space between the teeth. It helps you remove the food deposits present in between your teeth and gums which are inaccessible for toothbrush. It helps you to keep your gums healthier.                                                  

3.MYTH:

"GUM DISEASE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY SYSTEMIC HEALTH , IT'S JUST A PROBLEM OF THE ORAL CAVITY."       

FACT:

There is a lot of connection between mouth and other parts of the body. Bacteria present in the mouth enters the bloodstream and causes serious health problems. Bacteria present in the plaque(hard deposits on teeth) tend to block arteries.In diabetes patients gum disease make it difficult for the body to use the insulin medication. Poor oral health could put you at a risk of stroke, heart disease,diabetes and other serious health problems                                                       

4.MYTH:

"USING A HARD TOOTHBRUSH CAN CLEAN MY TEETH BETTER"

FACT:

Using a hard toothbrush or brushing too hard tend to wear off the enamel(outer layer of the tooth) and cause sensitivity. Hard brushing also traumatizes the gums which results in receding gums.A medium bristled brush when used properly will clean the teeth with less risk of enamel loss.

5.MYTH:

"IT IS NOT SAFE TO VISIT A DENTIST DURING PREGNANCY"

FACT:

Fluctuations in hormone levels during pregnancy cause gum disease which has high risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. So it is important to have dental checkup during pregnancy. Emergency treatments can be performed  immediately. Elective procedures can be done in second trimester(13-27 weeks).

TO BE CONTINUED IN NEXT BLOG..................

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