We love talking about dental myths and that is why this is not our first blog post about them. We’ve found that some of these myths have been passed down from family members, some we hear or read about and some we don’t really know where they came from. This post will help you discover the truth behind 3 more common dental myths.
If you’re really good about brushing your teeth you don’t need to floss
Truth: No matter what type of toothbrush you have or how often you use it there is no way that it can reach all the areas that flossing can. When you floss regularly and properly you are not only benefiting your oral health but also your overall health. Not sure if you are flossing properly? Lucky for you we have a blog post all about flossing
I shouldn’t get my teeth whitened because it will ruin my enamel
The truth to this one is that the enamel isn’t as much as a concern as your gums when it comes to teeth whitening. The further truth is that if you are getting your teeth professionally whitened you will not have to be concerned with your teeth being damaged. This is a great reason to look into professional whitening such as zoom whitening. Looking for another great reason? Keep an eye on our monthly promotions to see if you can get a discount on your zoom whitening procedure.
If I drink fruit juice it will be good for my teeth
This is honestly one we didn’t realize was something people thought but it is understandable. When we think of beverages other than water that are better for our health we tend to think of fruit juices. The truth is that if you check the ingredients of your fruit juice a lot of them have more sugar than you might think. So, if you are leaning toward fruit juice as a beverage of choice, consider using a paper straw to drink it.
If you enjoyed this article and would like to read our past post about dental myths click here. We understand that some of these things might come as a surprise so if you are ever unsure if something you believe is true or a myth as us at your next appointment.
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