6 Dental Hygiene Myths Debunked

#1 Teeth cleaning hurts and make my gums bleed even more.

Sometimes teeth cleaning can be uncomfortable, especially if you haven’t had one in a long time, or have receding gums or periodontal disease. However, we use the latest technique to minimize sensitivity and discomfort such as – needle-free numbing, Ultrasonic and piezo electronic teeth cleaning, air flow polishing device. We take into consideration your concerns and create individual teeth cleaning plan. Gum can bleed during the teeth cleaning, but once we remove harmful tartar and plaque your gum heals and the bleeding will subside.

#2 You can’t go to the dental hygienist or dentist while you’re pregnant.

Getting a dental hygiene check-up during pregnancy is not only incredibly important but completely safe! Cleanings and simple procedures like cavity fillings can be taken care of before your baby is born, and we can help with any pregnancy-related dental symptoms you might be experiencing.

#3 If my teeth look and feel fine, then I don’t need to go to the dental hygienist and dentist.

Not necessarily! Sure, it’s great to have healthy looking and feeling teeth, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a cavity forming. Dental Hygiene visits and cleanings every 6 months will help keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy, and help to catch any beginning stages of gum disease or cavities.

#4 They’re just baby teeth and will fall out anyway, no need to see a dental hygienist for teeth cleaning.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that Baby teeth don’t really matter since they’ll “just fall out”. On the contrary, baby teeth play a huge role in guiding adult teeth in both direction and health. They foster good nutrition through proper chewing and aid in speech development. Baby teeth accumulate plaque and tartar too.

#5 Teeth whitening is harmful to teeth.

Teeth whitening techniques have been well assessed over the years and are safe to use, although minor side effects can occur, such as tooth sensitivity, and irritability within the gums. The extent to which you experience problems in any one of these areas depends on the type of treatment you receive, at-home or in-office. We can help you to find the best whitening treatment for you.

#6 You don’t have to floss if you’re brushing regularly.

When you don’t floss, you’re at risk for two major dental issues in your mouth: gum disease – gingivitis, and cavities between your teeth. Brushing only cleans the visible parts of your teeth, and there is still remaining plaque between your teeth.

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