Common Myths in Dentistry

How many of us have heard someone say, “bleeding gums are normal”? And when we listen to such a statement do we blindly believe it or choose to question it? There are many myths in Dentistry that cause most part of the population to stay away from their dentist. This fear of the dentist, coupled with neglect for oral health can alleviate dental issues, leaving us with serious oral hygiene problems. Over the years, people have made up several myths that are engraved in our minds. This profound reinforcement is so ingrained in our culture, that it becomes difficult to differentiate fact from fiction. We, at Smilz Dental Clinic, focus on perfecting the best dental health care possible and firmly believe that a good oral hygiene can solve many health problems. To reassure that there is no room for fear at our facility, we would like to debunk the following myths about Dentistry:

Myth #1

Intake of sugar causes cavities

Fact: Cavities are caused due to the wearing away of enamel and by the intake of acidic foods and drinks. 

We have all watched alarming documentaries or T.V commercials that show sugar to be the number one enemy and cause for poor oral health. Although sugar may directly have ill effects on a host of heart and liver related problems, it surely abstains from causing harm to our teeth. The amount of sugar intake does not decide tooth decay. Instead, the bacteria in the teeth that feed on carbohydrates and sugar and produce an acid that eats away the tooth enamel does.

Myth #2

Having your teeth whitened is harmful

Fact: Teeth that are professionally whitened by a qualified dentist, is a safe practice.

It is sometimes impossible to maintain the pearly whites, even after regular brushing and flossing. Whitening your teeth is not harmful, if instructions are properly followed. Professional teeth whitening is having a qualified dentist whiten them, as opposed to whitening of teeth in a beauty salon. The overuse of bleaching agents may strip enamel and pigmentation from the teeth, but it does not weaken the structure of the teeth itself.

Myth #3

Braces are only for children

Fact: Adults can also undergo orthodontic treatments

There are many varieties and combinations of braces available, to suit every age and lifestyle. There are braces to suit children, young adults and grandparents so that everyone can have straight teeth. We, at Smilz Dental clinic offer Invisalign, a virtually undetectable, comfortable and hygienic system used to improve your smile.

Smilz Dental Clinic offers a wide range of services like teeth whitening, crowns, cosmetic dentistry, dental bridges and dental implants among various other services. Our clinics located in Hulimavu, Akshaynagar and Devarachikkanahalli are equipped with latest technology and the best professionals in the industry to offer the best oral treatment services in Bangalore. For more information please visit our website www.beyondsmiles.co.in

 

 

Recent Posts