Most Common Dental Myths Debunked

There are several myths and old wives' tales surrounding teeth and dentistry. However, it is important to know what the truth is before visiting dental offices, as some of the myths can compromise your oral hygiene. The video highlights a few myths that have been debunked, such as:

1. Myth: Removal of upper teeth affects vision.

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Truth: Removal of teeth does not affect vision in any way.

2. Myth: Do not brush your teeth if your gums bleed.

Truth: Bleeding can be a sign of inflamed gums due to plaque. If you stop brushing, more plaque and tartar build-up. Brush with a softer brush.

3. Myth: Dental treatment should be avoided during pregnancy.

Truth: Dental treatment can be carried out in the second trimester. Only emergency procedures should be done in the first and third trimesters.

4. Myth: Teeth whitening damages teeth.

Truth: Teeth whitening done in dental offices will not cause damage.

5. Myth: White teeth are healthy teeth.

Truth: Teeth can be white and still have cavities.

Visit your dental offices to get as much information as you can. Dental offices will also have pamphlets that will highlight important facts. Always consult a dentist when in doubt or pain.