COMMON MYTHS AND FACTS IN DENTISTRY
"MY CHILD DON'T NEED DENTAL TREATMENT BECAUSE MILK TOOTH WILL FALL ANYWAYS"
Oral hygiene should start at a very early stage.Milk tooth serves as a natural space maintainer for the permanent tooth. They provide necessary space for the permanent teeth to line up under the gums and grow in proper position. Moreover decay in the primary(milk) tooth if left untreated has a large chance of affecting the permanent tooth.
"SUGAR IS THE ONLY CAUSE FOR CAVITIES"
Cavities are caused by combination of factors like bacteria in mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks , not maintaining proper oral hygiene. Bacteria in your mouth from sugars, carbohydrates and other food particles produce acid that eat away tooth enamel. It's the carbohydrate that have the sugars to breakdown your teeth.Maintaining good oral hygiene and reducing the intake of sugary & refined foods can reduce cavities.
"SMOKING WILL ONLY DISCOLOR MY TEETH"
Smoking causes lack of oxygen in your bloodstream leading to gum infections and disease.It affects the attachment of bone and soft tissue of your teeth. Smokers are more susceptible to gum infections and blood flow to their gums are impaired which cause delayed wound healing. They are more susceptible to decay because of their reduced salivary flow. Smokers also have high risk of mouth and lip cancer.
"ELDERLY PEOPLE WILL ONLY GET GUM DISEASE"
People of all ages are susceptible to gum diseases. Oral hygiene maintenance is the thing that matters. There are some old people with healthy tooth who maintain good oral hygiene whereas there are some young aged people with lots of decay and severe gum disease due to poor oral hygiene. So brush and floss your teeth regularly and have dental checkup once in 6 months.
"DIET SODA DOESN'T AFFECT MY TEETH"
Diet soda and other sugar free soft drinks are highly acidic in nature. This may cause severe damage to your teeth. Mainly they cause dental erosion , decay and sensitivity. So it is better to avoid it. If you drink them wash and gargle with water which may prevent further erosion.
TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ORAL HEALTH CONTACT US @
GUMS AND TEETH LASER AND DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER @
427/200B, Mambakkam main road