Myths & Facts

Myths & Facts

Myths And Facts

Removal of upper teeth affect vision ( eye problems ) .


Vision is not affected by undertaking any dental treatment including extraction of upper teeth.




Dental treatment can not be done in pregnancy .


Selective dental treatment can be perform during second trimester of pregnacy ( between 4 - 6 month ). During first and last 3months of pregnancy only emergency dental treatment can be carried with the aim of providing pain relief to the patient




Dental procedures are always painful.


Most dental procedures are done under local anesthesia and hence painless.




Cleaning of teeth with finger is better than using toothbrush.


Toothbrush can remove plaque & calculus from most of the surfaces of tooth , hence more effective, Dentist recommend brushing with toothbrush , twice a day .




Babies do not need cleaning of teeth.


As soon as the tooth start erupting they require regular cleaning with baby toothbrush to prevent tooth decay.




Toothache can be relieved by placing an aspirin tablet inside the tooth.


Aspirin tablet can cause burning of soft tissues.around the tooth.If placed inside , does not have any effect on toothache. Visit to dentist is much to investigate and get proper treatment of the underlying cause.




The harder you brush, the cleaner you'll get your teeth.


Brushing too hard can actually harm your teeth by eroding some of the hard enamel that protects the inside of the tooth which can result in sensitivity and cavities. Most dentist recommend proper toothbrushing technique with soft or medium toothbrush.




Only sugar causes tooth decay.


Eating too much sugar (especially processed sugar) does increase your risk of tooth decay. As the sugary food is broken down, it feeds the plaque-creating bacteria in your mouth and worsens the acids that can wear away the surface of your teeth. But even if you don't have a lot of sugar in your diet, you'll still be at risk of cavities if you don't brush and use toothpaste correctly. Starchy foods also contain carbohydrates that can cause plaque to form.




Diet drinks are better for you.


t's not just the sugar in soft drinks that damages your teeth - it's also the acidity. Over time, sugar-free fizzy drinks can cause just as much wear to the enamel, potentially leading to heightened sensitivity, cavities, or even tooth loss. The natural sugars in some fruit juices can be just as damaging.




Charcoal, tobacco, neem stick etc, is better than toothpaste in cleaning teeth.


Such product are coarse and can erode the outer layer of the teeth , permanently damaging them and causing sensitivity/cavity . Hence, only standard toothpaste should be used with a toothbrush. Toothpaste is better than powder as it can easily be dispensed on the brush and it may contain fluorides, anti-tartar chemicals, etc. The foaming action of the toothpaste also helps to freshen the mouth. Tobacco should not be used. Users enjoy the euphoric effect of nicotine present in tobacco rather than cleaning of the teeth and slowly become addicted to it. Hence, it should never be used.




Once a crown/ cap is placed ,you cant get cavity.


Dental crowns (or caps) are placed on teeth that have suffered damage above the gumline. Because of this, most of the tooth that is visible is covered. This leads people to believe that, because the tooth is mostly covered, that it is immune to cavities. This is patently false. Tooth decay can – and will – accumulate at the base of the crown if it is not properly cleaned – brushing twice per day for two minutes must




Bad breath is caused only by poor oral hygiene


Most bad breath starts in your mouth, and there are many possible causes that include: certain foods you eat (garlic and onions, in particular), alcohol or cigarettes, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, diabetes, dry mouth, sinus or throat infections, lung infections, kidney/liver failure and gastrointestinal issues. Visit your dentist for more information.





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