A beautiful smile is something we all want to have. We all make an effort to brush our teeth daily so that they remain in good condition. Some of us also watch we eat and try different whitening products in order to achieve that stunning, sparkly smile. But there are a number of dental myths that are holding people back. So, let’s take a look at the common dental myths that you need to stop believing.

  • Weight loss impacts the fit of dentures and oral implants – If you are watching what you eat, you may have been told that losing any weight will mean you need to have your dentures refitted. This is a wives tale.
  • Metal braces are the only option for straightening your teeth – A lot of people avoid getting their teeth straightened because they do not want to wear metal braces, as they don’t like the way they look. Well, you don’t need to go down this route. Dentistry has advanced significantly and you can actually get invisible braces. The best thing to do is book an appointment with your dentist and they will be able to talk you through all of the options that are available to you.
  • You cannot go to the dentist while you are pregnant – A lot of people think that they cannot go to the dentist while they are pregnant. They have heard that dental treatments are off limits if you are expecting a baby. This is not the case. The only thing that may give mothers a cause for concern are X-rays and anesthetics, which is why dentist usually won’t go down this route if you are having a baby unless it is a necessity.
  • You will have better teeth if you brush more often – There is a reason why we are told to brush and floss our teeth twice per day, and this is because it is the optimal amount for the best level of oral hygiene. If you brush your teeth too much, you can contribute to the wear and tear of your teeth because you will start to grind down your enamel slowly.
  • Brushing your teeth before your appointment will fool your dentist – A lot of people brush their teeth non-stop before a dental appointment in an attempt to fool their dentist. Firstly, this will do nothing to mask bad dental habits. Secondly, your dentist is not there to judge you!

So there you have it: some of the most common dental myths that people believe today. From avoiding the dentist during pregnancy to the more you brush your teeth the better, you now know the common dental myths that are, in fact, inaccurate. You can use this information to provide your teeth with the right attention!

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