You know the facts—brush teeth twice a day, floss once a day, drink water after meal, and don’t eat too many sweets—to have and keep those healthy teeth. But do you know that some of the widely considered facts about teeth are actually myths? You should always consult your dentist before believing any hearsay but if you don’t have a dentist yet, you better check this Miami Dentists list first. Here are the 4 most common myths about teeth:
Myth: The more sweets you eat, the worse your tooth will decay.
Truth: It is not how much sweets you eat that leads to tooth decay but how long your teeth are exposed to sweets. Therefore, it’s not harmful for the teeth if you eat a lot of chocolates and cakes. Just make sure to brush your teeth right after eating and they’ll be alright.
Myth: The whiter your teeth are, the healthier they are.
Truth: It’s not normal to have pearly white teeth. In fact, the common color of healthy teeth is cream or dirty white. But there’s no harm to use creams, brush with fluoride toothpaste, or undergo treatments to whiten teeth.
Myth: Osteoporosis only targets hips and spine.
Truth:Osteoporosis also leads to tooth loss. This is because teeth are supported by the jaw, which is in turn supported by the face bone. This face bone is also targeted by osteoporosis, and so as the jaw and the teeth.
Myth: It’s okay to lose baby teeth.
Truth: But it is not okay to prematurely lose baby teeth because this will lead to gum and crown damage. The developing permanent teeth will be badly positioned when that happens.