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Dental Myths

Welcome to my next pressing topic. This topic is rather vast so I will be addressing each dental myth bit by bit. I hear many misconceptions about dentistry and dental health. Many of the misconceptions I have heard of are:

Pregnancy ruined my teeth

Bad teeth and gums are hereditary

Only children can have braces to straighten the teeth.

Only sugar harms the teeth.

'Diet' or 'sugar-free' drinks are better for you

White teeth are healthy teeth.

Whitening toothpastes and charcoal toothpastes are better for you.

There is no need to brush baby teeth as they will fall out anyway.

Dentistry is expensive

The harder you brush the cleaner your teeth get. #Hot water and lemon is the ideal morning drink to keep your teeth clean.

Brush immediately after eating

Beauty salons are good places to get your teeth whitened.

Women lose a tooth for every child they give birth to.

Root canal is extremely painful.

Coconut pulling can whiten your teeth and make your teeth healthier.

You should rinse your mouth out with water after brushing your teeth.

Wisdom teeth cause crowding and overlap of teeth in the front part of the mouth.

You should avoid brushing bleeding gums.

Brushing teeth with lemon juice makes them whiter.

I'm not in pain so I don't need to go to the dentist.

Buy a tooth brush with hard bristles.

My dentist wont see the dirt on my teeth if I just brush my teeth before the appointment.

Forget about having x-rays.

You will lose teeth when you get older.

Fruit juices are good for the teeth.

Dried fruit is healthier than chocolate.

You cant replace a knocked out tooth.

Oral health is not connected to the rest of the body.


We shall discuss each of these topics in the coming few weeks and try to clarify some of these misconceptions. If any of you have any other that come to mind, drop them in the comments section below.






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