Wrong Beliefs On Dental Health And Wellness

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Published on February 15, 2014

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False Beliefs On Dental Health: False Beliefs On Dental Health The St James Dental Group False Beliefs On Dental Health: False Beliefs On Dental Health There are many myths about good dental care. Some false beliefs are even passed down from parents to children. As a result, children have digested these myths and circulated it in their consciousness. The St James Dental Group Here are common myths: Here are common myths “If your teeth seem to look okay, then, you do not need to visit your dentist .” This belief is false. There are a lot of dental problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. The St James Dental Group Unseen dental problems: Unseen dental problems These include: periodontal or gum disease, minute cracks or fractures, small cavities and some root infections are just few examples of unseen dental problems. The St James Dental Group The preventive measures : The preventive measures When you go to your dentist, he or she will utilize the use of dental x-rays and other devices to detect such problems . Dental visit is not only done for curing and treating dental problems. It is more of a preventive measure to keep teeth and gums healthy. The St James Dental Group Your family’s genes: Your family’s genes “Having strong teeth is in your family’s genes. So, you do not have to worry about having dental checkups.” The St James Dental Group Genetics plays a small part : Genetics plays a small part Genetics plays a small part on your teeth’s composition. However, proper oral hygiene plays a major role in how healthy your teeth and gums are. Regular brushing and flossing coupled with professional cleanings can help keep your teeth for a life time. The St James Dental Group Brushing after eating: Brushing after eating “You do not have to brush after eating, chewing gum works just the same .” The St James Dental Group Brushing after eating: Brushing after eating “You do not have to brush after eating, chewing gum works just the same .” Actually, it is the saliva produced from chewing a gum that helps your mouth clean, not the chewing gum itself. The St James Dental Group Innate bacterial-fighting enzyme: Innate bacterial-fighting enzyme Saliva has an innate bacterial-fighting enzyme which your body produces to keep you from having cavities. It washes away food debris to some degree. However, saliva alone cannot be a replacement to brushing and flossing. The St James Dental Group Chewing gum: Chewing gum Saliva cannot remove the sticky plaque on the surfaces of your teeth or completely remove food debris. If you are in a place where you don’t have access to a toothbrush, then the next best option is chewing gum. The St James Dental Group If your gums are bleeding: If your gums are bleeding “If your gums are bleeding, you have to skip brushing .” Brushing too strongly can hurt gingiva and cause bleeding. The St James Dental Group The reason for bleeding gums : The reason for bleeding gums However, the main reason for bleeding gums is gum disease. Generally, bacterial infection causes gum bleeding. First try using a soft bristled toothbrush, but it is imperative to see your dentist as well to determine whether you have gum disease. The St James Dental Group The aspirin: The aspirin “Aspirin placed directly on the toothache can alleviate the pain .” Aspirin is a drug with chemical composition. You may suffer additional pain due to chemical burn of your. Seek your dentist’s help instead. The St James Dental Group “Dental treatment if you are pregnant.”: “Dental treatment if you are pregnant.” There are dental procedures that are not advisable for pregnant women. The St James Dental Group “Dental treatment if you are pregnant.”: “Dental treatment if you are pregnant.” These are complicated things like dental surgeries and X-rays. However , thorough cleaning is actually a must when you are pregnant. The St James Dental Group Routine dental treatments : Routine dental treatments Sometimes you may even need it more often during pregnancies because of the hormonal changes. Also routine dental treatments are usually ok as well. The St James Dental Group Myths and hearsays : Myths and hearsays Myths and hearsays are rampant in any aspects of life. By consulting the right persons, you will have the facts rather than fiction. The St James Dental Group Your oral health : Your oral health Your oral health and dental health is very important not just for the health of your mouth but also the well-being of your entire body. The St James Dental Group Gum disease and the bacteria : Gum disease and the bacteria Remember, your mouth effects your body and there is a strong correlation between gum disease and the bacteria in the mouth and diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The St James Dental Group Ask a professional : Ask a professional False Beliefs On Dental Health Contact us The St James Dental Group 323-771-7254 http://www.dentistcudahyca.com Thank You!

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