Despite the prevalence of articles with useful and accurate information about oral and dental health and the warnings of dentists, some false information continues to spread throughout the word. We can list the mistakes that are known correctly among the people but which negatively affect the dental health.
- “My parents haven’t teeth problems, so I am not worried too.”
Genetic factors in oral and dental health are not as important as it is thought. Healthy teeth require regular maintenance and hygiene of the teeth.
- “If I brush my teeth aggressively, they shine and become white.”
The aggressive brushing does not provide glare and whitening, but erodes the tooth enamel, causing the underlying yellow dentin layer to appear and appear more yellow. Hard brushing can also damage the gums, causing gingival recession and inflammation.
- Chewing sugar-free chewing gum after meals will replace tooth brushing.”
Chewing sugar-free gum contributes to the cleaning of the teeth, useful in situations where there is no brushing, but not equivalent to tooth brushing in terms of oral hygiene.
- “I don’t need to go to the dentist if there is not any problem of my teeth.”
As with all diseases, early diagnosis is important in dental treatments. Since there is no apparent problem, it does not mean that there is no problem, so you can realize the problem that will occur with regular dental visits and solve problems with simpler and short-term treatments.
- “Aspirin and cologne are good for toothache.”
This is one of the common misconceptions about tooth pain. Alcohol or aspirin will not be good for tooth pain, but may cause complications such as “alcohol burn” or “aspirin burn”.
- “Teeth whitening damages the teeth.”
Teeth whitening, which is one of the easiest and fastest applications in dental aesthetics, does not cause any damage to the tooth enamel as long as it is done under the control of the dentist.
- “Brushing the teeth more than once a day damages the tooth enamel.”
If you have sensitive teeth, you should brush with a soft tip, if not, brushing your teeth with a medium or soft tip brush has no harm to your teeth. Brushing your teeth with hard brushes, or brushing by applying too much pressure can damage your teeth.