Cracking Down On Three Dental Myths!

Cracking Down On Three Dental Myths!

We’ve heard it all when it comes to dental care and today we want to set the record straight about some of the top three dental myths we’ve heard over the years.

Myth: My teeth will stay clean as long as I go to the dentist every six months.

False: Your teeth, though durable, need regular care and maintenance beyond the dentist’s office. Look after your teeth by eating a healthy diet, avoiding sugars, brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and following your dentist’s recommendations.

Myth: Clenching and grinding my teeth will cause cavities.

False: Cavities are caused from the acid-producing bacteria, found in sugar that is left on the tooth. So when it comes to clenching and grinding, it may not cause cavities, but it is one of the worst things you can do for your teeth. This practice puts a large amount of pressure on the teeth, causing cracks and fractures, which ultimately can and create more opportunities for tooth decay to grow.

Myth: Babies don’t get cavities

False: Once a baby begins to grow their teeth, they are at risk for developing cavities. It’s important to remember that once a baby’s first tooth erupts from their gums to schedule an appointment with a family dentist.

Don’t let dental myths prevent you from excellent care, contact our office with any questions or concerns at 919-471-9106!

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