4 Common dental myths busted

Even when you have a great dentist like those at Advanced Dental Care Clinic, you still want to avoid unnecessary visits by maintaining healthy dental hygiene. Here are a few Common dental myths busted that might be making your dentist visits more frequent.

  1. The more I brush, the better it is for my teeth?Unfortunately brushing your teeth more frequently is not the foolproof way to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. There are many factors involved in oral disease, brushing is only one way to keep healthy.What should I do?Always rinse your mouth out after eating and apply some Toothmousse.
  2. Any dental treatment will need to wait until post pregnancyDue to hormonal changes whilst you are pregnant it is more important to keep up with your visits to the dentist than ever before. Whilst x-rays are usually avoided during pregnancy; routine procedures, fillings and dental cleans are perfectly safe when pregnant, and even encouraged.What should I do? Keep up with your current oral hygiene plan as usual and don’t forget to visit the dentist for your check-up.
  3. Teeth whitening weakens and ruins your teethProviding you visit a dentist for your teeth whitening procedure, the process is safe and the only real side effect is some tooth sensitivity initially.What should I do? For whiter, brighter teeth, talk to Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast
  4. If your gums are bleeding, cease brushing and flossingBrushing your teeth twice daily and flossing is essential in preventing plaque build-up. You might need use a softer toothbrush, but do not stop your daily dental hygiene plan. Bleeding is usually a sign of disease and when brushing your gums properly, the bleeding should stop in a couple days.What should I do? If the bleeding persists visit Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast to find out the cause.

Now you know the common dental myths you can stop visiting the dentist when it isn’t necessary. The most important thing to remember is that you only get one set of adult teeth so look after them, if you feel that something is not right, do not procrastinate call Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast on 07 5580 3555.