Shatter The Myths Of Dentistry
“Brush hard you will have cleaner teeth.”
“ I don’t want to visit a dentist, they give injections that are painful.”
“Teeth cleaning/scaling causes sensitivity.”
“Dentists try to loot us.”
And many others …
Dental health has been surrounded by several myths and misconceptions for ages , and they are proved to be detrimental for our oral health. These myths and misconceptions need to be debunked to maintain good oral health. Many online advertisements, news can be misleading, and a few can help you improve your oral health. So you must be educated enough to differentiate between myths and reality.
Here I am breaking the myths that can cause irreversible damage to your dental health.
Myth No. 1 : You don’t need a dental visit if nothing is bothering you!
This is the most insane myth as every individual needs a dental checkup in 6 months. For maintaining healthy gum and clean teeth, you need scaling or cleaning after every six months. Visiting a dentist before you face a more significant issue comes under preventive management. A small cavity can be filled without damaging your pulp and going for RCT. So visit your dentist regularly for your dental checkup.
Myth No. 2: Bleeding gums are not an issue!
Gum bleeding is seen in almost 70% of cases. Bleeding gums are not average; it is a sign of gingivitis/gingival inflammation. It happens because of bacterial accumulation on your teeth. So you need to floss regularly and brush properly for maintaining clean teeth. If you ignore this, you can face more significant consequences later.
Myth No. 3: Scaling causes enamel erosion and sensitivity!
Scaling or cleaning teeth with the help of a machine can cause abrasion of your enamel, i.e. the most common myth! Being a dentist, I assure you that scaling helps you maintain a healthy gum. Removing calculus and bacterial accumulation from your tooth surface can prevent many gingival diseases. So go for scaling after every 6months.
Myth No. 4: Dentistry is an expensive affair!
No! It is not. They just charge a nominal consultation fee with treatment offered. They practice ethically and set according to the treatment needed. Sorry if you had any bad experience, you just need to choose your dentist wisely!
Myth No. 5: Sugar causes Cavity!
Yes! Sugar does cause cavities, but it is not only sugar alone. Sticky food, starch, excess caffeine can cause cavity formation because of bacterial deposition on tooth surfaces.
Myth No. 6: Brushing hard cleans better!
No brushing hard actually erodes your enamel surface and also traumatises your gum which leads to gum diseases. So brush for 2 mins and go for modified bass technique, yes you need to learn this technique for a healthy gum.
Myth No. 7: Dentistry is Painful!
No! Modern dentistry promotes painless practice under local anaesthesia. So you need not worry about pain. Do not be afraid or anxious about visiting your dentist.
Myth No. 8: Braces are meant for youngsters!
Braces can be a treatment modality in adults! If you have any malalignment, crowded teeth, you need not think that braces are meant for kids. We have different types of braces (metal, ceramic, invisible aligners) for other age groups.
There are many misconceptions that you need to be aware of. You need to communicate with your dentist and educate yourself to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In case of any queries or emergency visit Dentem Center. We are the best dental surgeon in Delhi.