Breaking Down Three Dental Myths

Dentist Blog

When it comes to taking care of your dental health, it is important to know the truth about your dental health. Knowing the truth about dental health information will allow you to make smarter dental health decisions.

Diet Soda Is Not Better for Your Teeth

Many people wrongly assume that drinking diet soda is better for their health and will help protect their teeth from cavities. Though diet soda may not have the same high levels of sugar that regular soda has, it is still not good for your teeth. Diet soda is still extremely acidic, and all the acid in the soda can wear down the enamel on your teeth. Wearing down the enamel on your teeth can lead to cavities and more sensitive teeth. You are better off avoiding soda altogether, or only having it as a rare occasional treat. The best thing to drink for your teeth is water.

Bleeding Gums Are Never Normal

Some people believe that it is perfectly normal for your gums to bleed when you brush your teeth or floss. Although it is true that you may experience slight bleeding the first time or two you floss after not flossing for an extended period of time, bleeding every time you floss is not normal. Bleeding when you brush your teeth each day is not normal. If your gums bleed whenever you apply pressure to them, you need to see your dentist. Sensitive gums are often the first sign of gingivitis, which can be prevented with the right care and treatment.

Cavities Are Not Always Visible

Many people wrongly assume that if they look in their mouths and only see white pearly teeth, they don't have any cavities or tooth infections and don't need to go to the dentist. However, this is not true. Cavities often hide in between your teeth, in spaces you can't see just by looking at your teeth in the mirror. Teeth infections can hide deep inside your teeth as well.

That is why you need to go to the dentist and get x-rays at least once a year. With an x-ray, your dentist will be able to find cavities you can't see with the naked eye. Don't assume your teeth are fine because they look fine; confirm that information with your dentist.

The best thing for you to drink to take care of your teeth is water. If your gums start bleeding on a regular basis, get your gums checked out. Remember, cavities are not always visible, which is why you need to see your dentist on a regular basis to monitor your dental health.

For further questions about dental health, contact a general dentist in your area. 


9 March 2020

To Tell the Tooth: A Dental Blog

Do you care for your teeth like you should? Most people brush their teeth, but so many people rush through this process and are not as careful as they should be. Still others avoid flossing. A lack of dental care over the years can lead to increased decay. Thankfully, we have dentists who can treat decay with fillings, crowns, and in some cases, root canals. Dentists also provide preventative care. They can clean your teeth and use things like fluoride treatments to strengthen your enamel. The more you know about dental care, the better you'll be able to care for your mouth, so feel free to read some of the articles on this website.