Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Your Dentist Knows Best: Debunking Common Myths About Oral Health

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Oral health is a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, and regular dental checkups and cleanings are critical for ensuring healthy teeth and gums. However, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding oral health that can lead to confusion and misinformation. You should always trust your dentist first, so if you ever have any questions, make sure to ask them about the specifics. This article will debunk common myths about oral health and discuss why your dentist is the best source of accurate information, no matter what you might read on the internet or hear from your friends at a get-together. 

Myth: Brushing Harder Is Better For Your Teeth

Many people believe that brushing their teeth harder and more vigorously will lead to cleaner and healthier teeth. However, this is not true. Brushing too hard can and will actually cause damage to your teeth and gums, leading to gum recession, tooth sensitivity, and even tooth loss. Your dentist can advise you on the proper technique for brushing and flossing to maintain healthy teeth and gums. You should never brush so hard to the point where it causes pain or creates any kind of blood (unless you are suffering from some other kind of medical condition that you already have discussed with your dentist). 

Myth: You Only Need To See The Dentist If You Have A Problem

Another common myth about oral health is that you only need to see a dentist if you are experiencing pain or other issues. However, regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential for preventing problems and maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist can detect early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues and provide treatment before they become more serious. Dental checkups are an important part of regular dental hygiene, and while it is good to see a dentist if you have a problem, these visits should be part of your calendar anyway. 

Myth: Whitening Toothpaste Is The Best Way To Whiten Your Teeth

Many people believe that using whitening toothpaste is the best way to achieve a brighter, whiter smile. However, whitening toothpaste is only effective in removing surface stains and may not produce significant results. Your dentist can provide professional teeth whitening services that are safe and effective for achieving a brighter smile. Considering how toxic some whitening kinds of toothpaste can be, it is generally a good idea to trust only your dentist when it comes to teeth whitening. 

Contact a local dentist to learn more. 


20 March 2023