There are many facts and fallacies when it comes to dental health. The following are just a few examples of the many.
· Myth- Pregnant women should not visit the dentist.
· Fact- The American Dental Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics all encourage women to get dental care while pregnant. Mom-to-be can keep up with regular checkups and get help with any pregnancy dental related symptoms.
· Myth – An infant does not need teeth cleanings.
· Fact – As soon as the teeth start erupting they require regular cleaning to prevent dental decay.
· Myth- Energy drinks do not cause cavities.
· Fact- Drinking too many sugary drinks can cause tooth decay. If you do drink something sweet, rinse your mouth out with water. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
· Myth – A toothache can be relieved by placing an aspirin tablet inside the tooth.
· Fact – An aspirin tablet can cause burning of the soft tissues around the tooth if it placed inside the tooth. However, if the tablet is swallowed it can provide some relief.
· Myth: All fillings will need to eventually be replaced.
· Fact: Replacement is only necessary if the filling breaks down or if the tooth fractures. Good oral hygiene habits will lessen the risk of tooth decay and to help fillings last as long as possible…read more
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