Are you scared of dental treatments?
Most people with fear of dentist must have heard not so true facts or horror stories at some point in their lives which affected their consciousness. Oral health is often associated with overall health, which is why its so important to separate facts from fictions.
MISCONCEPTION NO 1:-THE MORE YOU BRUSH ,THE HEALTHIER YOUR TEETH WILL BE
Over brushing the teeth can wear the teeth enamel due to the abrasive property of toothpaste/cleaning agent. This damage may leads to formation of dental caries. Brushing twice a day is perfect for your oral health. You can even rinse after eating and chew sugar free gum to avoid plaque formation.
MISCONCEPTION NO 2:-DENTAL TREATMENT SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY
Regular dental check-up, is recommended during pregnancy. The only thing we should remember that we should inform our dentist about the pregnancy before procedure since some treatments like extraction or minor surgeries are avoided during this phase.
MISCONCEPTION NO 3:-DENTAL XRAYS ARE UNNECESSARY
It is necessary to have dental x-ray before any dental procedure to detect the disease carefully. It should not be feared because the radiation dose is very small when dentist use RVG’s or any other digital radiography techniques.
MISCONCEPTION NO 3:-HAVING THE WISDOM TEETH REMOVED WILL PREVENT CROWDING
Any decision regarding the removal of wisdom teeth should be taken by your oral surgeon or dentist. There are very few cases when wisdom teeth cause crowding.
MISCONCEPTION NO 4:-IF GUMS ARE BLEEDING ,BRUSHING AND FLOSSING SHOULDNOT BE DONE
Regular brushing and flossing is very important to remove plaque build-up which causes gum bleeding. So if you are having a bleeding gums you must take care of your teeth by doing both.
MISCONCEPTION NO 5:-MOUTHWASH CONTAINING ALCOHOL IS BEST
Different types of mouthwashes are used to treat different types of dental conditions. Let your dentist decide what is correct for your issue, there isn’t a “one size fits all” model that can applied to your oral issues.
“Life is short smile while you still have TEETH”
Dr.Shireesha Maddali BDS