We always start our day with brushing and despite it, we are suffering from oral problems. The main reason behind this we only think abour brushing for oral care. But this is not the only practice you need to follow to ensure oral health. Some people believe that scaling the teeth is bad while some think that staying away from sugary food is enough to prevent cavities. However, in reality, these are all myths.
MYTH 1: Amplification is not good for teeth.
FACT: Amplification removes tartar present on your teeth and gums, and then keeps them healthy. Scaling and deep cleaning of gums prevent bad breath and bleeding gums. For effective and quick results, you should get a professional cleaning done by a dentist with a proper ultrasonic scaler. But remember that extensive scaling is also harmful to the teeth and gums.
MYTH 2: Cavities are caused only by sugar
FACT:Cavities can also be caused by oily and sticky foods. When you intake carbohydrates, the bacteria present in the mouth produces acids, which in turn cause cavities. Foods that are high in sugar, fruits, vegetables, rice and bread should be avoided to reduce tooth decay.
MYTH 3: Teeth whitening damages tooth enamel.
FACT: Technique like Zoom Whitening works by exfoliating stains from one’s teeth to lighten them and bring back their natural color. It is the simplest and safest procedure as the procedure is devoid of bleaching agents and chemicals.
MYTH 4: Brushing your bleeding gums is bad.
FACT: When you brushing in the morning, it is not only good for teeth, but also for your gums and tongue as well. Brushing these areas helps get rid of plaque, which causes inflammation and eventually gum disease. But remember not to brush too hard, especially if you have sensitive gums and never use a hard toothbrush on bleeding gums.
MYTH 5: Using sugarless chewing gum after meal can replace brushing.
FACT: Nothing can replace proper brushing technique. And in case you want to use sugarless chewing gum do not chew it for more than 10 minutes. Read more about the effects of chewing gum on your oral health here.