04 Apr Dental Myths You Shouldn’t Believe
There are many dental myths and home remedies that reach our ears through the mouths of friends and acquaintances or that we read on websites. However, many of them are not true and can cause problems to our oral health.
Tooth decay always hurts. False. A cavity can be present in a tooth, mainly in the enamel, without the patient feeling any pain.
Pregnancy causes loss of teeth in the mother due to lack of calcium. False myth, during pregnancy the hormonal alteration produces changes in the gums increasing the deposit of bacteria. They have an increased risk of gingivitis and cavities. That is why pregnant women need to extreme their dental hygiene and go to the dentist during pregnancy.
Bicarbonate is good for whitening teeth. Although it was formerly used as a whitener is not recommended because it is very abrasive and causes damage to the enamel. Teeth whitening should only be done by a dentist.
Implants are for life. Nothing is forever. Again the lack of dental hygiene, the accumulation of bacteria and the patient’s own physiology greatly affect its duration.
Dental cleaning spoils or scratches teeth. False. Dental cleaning serves to eliminate plaque and tartar deposited on the teeth and therefore avoid future pathologies, such as periodontitis, also known colloquially as “pyorrhea”. At least one cleaning per year is recommended.
Orthodontics only pursues aesthetic purposes. This is a myth, as orthodontics not only improves the aesthetics of the mouth, but also helps to align the teeth and correct problems such as crowding or faulty chewing. In the case of treatment with Geniova can solve all types of crowding and dental malocclusions, and very aesthetically because being invisible you do not notice that you’re wearing it, in addition to being removable you can remove it whenever you need, such as to eat.
Orthodontic treatments are very long. It’s a myth. The duration of the treatment will depend on the needs of each patient. There are treatments that last only one year, others that can be extended up to two, and then there is Geniova treatment that can last between 6 and 9 months.