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.
Only sugar causes tooth decay.
Diet drinks are better for you.
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.
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.
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.