Often people believe in facts that they hear from other people or that they read online. This article will present 10 myths about teeth, which you should not believe.
1. Keeping aspirin on your teeth soothes the pain.
False statement. When you take aspirin, it really reduces a tooth pain, but when you are keeping the medicine on the tooth or adjacent to it, aspirin irritates the palate or gum tissue and it will only harm you.
2. It is necessary to rinse your mouth after cleaning the teeth.
Absolute myth. Rinsing a mouth with special liquids reduces the effect of toothpaste. Rinsing the surface of the teeth removes fluoride and the efficiency of cleaning decreases. It is advisable to rinse your mouth at times, when you do not clean teeth.
3. It is necessary to clean teeth immediately after your meal.
This mistake is very common. Sugar from food becomes acids. The acid softens the enamel layer that protects human teeth. Recently specialists say that the enamel hardens over is 40 – 50 minutes after a meal, and only then is the healthiest time for brushing your teeth. Cleaning earlier than the above mentioned time, the enamel layer wears, which causes the sensitivity of teeth to cold and heat.
4. It is not necessary to use a dental floss if you rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
Absolutely not true! Most mouthwashes protect teeth from bacteria, but cannot reach all teeth positions. Cleaning with a toothbrush and a dental floss helps to reach the most difficult places of teeth.
5. When your gums bleed, it is necessary to stop cleaning your teeth.
A myth. Bleeding gums is a definite sign indicating that the visit to the dentist is compulsory. Often such cases indicate that the patient does not properly clean his/her teeth and sometimes leaves unclean places. Of course, it cannot be said strictly one-sided, only a specialist can tell the real reason, and in rare cases a person can suffer from a gum disease.
6. A tooth with a filling does not require a further treatment.
Properly maintained teeth fillings serve for a long period of time, but failing to notice breaches in filling, in frequent cases patients need the treatment of the nerve channel or rarely even pulling of the tooth, which results in further treatment of dental prosthetics. So if you have a filling, it requires proper care and over time it has to be changed.
7. Children do not have to visit dentists until their deciduous teeth fall out.
Lately, dentists recommend that a one-year-old child should check the growing front teeth and the adequate dental care plan are offered as well.
8. While my teeth do not hurt I am not obliged to go to the dentist.
One of the most serious myths on this list. Regular dental check-ups are very important and help to ensure proper dental care. Early tooth decay may not have any symptoms. The disease of gums can lead to the decline of the jaw bone and tooth loss, such disease is quite hardly noticeable. Thus, visits to the dentist every six months are required, even if you do not feel the pain. This is the prevention against dental prosthesis.
9. Teeth whitening using kappa is very harmful.
Modern teeth whitening procedures are performed in a very professional and minimally harmful to teeth ways. Poorly performed teeth whitening can increase tooth sensitivity or gum damage. In some cases, this procedure cannot be used, when there are enamel related problems or high sensitivity. Only a specialist can perform teeth whitening properly.
10. Sodium hydrogen carbonate is safe to use for teeth whitening.
Another myth. Sodium hydrogen carbonate severely damages teeth and destroys enamel. Some experts suggest the use of whitening toothpastes for the stains on teeth. Unfortunately, they contain abrasive particles, which can cause damage. The most appropriate solution, as always, can be offer by a specialist in the field that is the dentist or dental hygienist.