Busted! Don’t Believe These Dentistry Myths!
For many, the mere thought of going to the dentist can bring on feelings of anxiety and fear. But it’s important to remember that much of what we think we know about dentistry is based on old wives’ tales and myths.
In this blog, AZ Dental explores some common dentistry myths and sets the record straight once and for all. So let’s dive in and learn the truth behind some of these enduring dental myths!
Myth 1: “Getting a root canal will hurt a lot!”
Actually, it is the infection in the tooth that causes pain. A root canal cleans out the infected material and seals the tooth off. If the tooth can be frozen well, a root canal procedure should not be painful. Sometimes if an infection is severe, freezing doesn’t work well, which may cause pain during the procedure.
Myth 2: “If I brush every day, I won’t get cavities!”
Although brushing and good at-home hygiene is important, it is not the only factor determining whether someone can get a cavity. Proper flossing, regular cleanings with a hygienist, and a balanced diet low in sticky sugars, carbohydrates, and acidic foods/drinks are also important things to keep in mind!
Myth 3: “I only need to see the dentist when I have pain or something wrong with my teeth.”
A common myth many people make is only to seek dental help when a tooth starts to hurt or bother them. When it is at this stage, unfortunately, it often means needing some form of disease control treatment. Getting a yearly check-up and having your teeth cleaned regularly is the best way to prevent pain and lower dental work costs in the long run!
If you’re looking to steer clear of these and other myths, reach out to AZ Dental. We are an Edmonton-based, complete dentistry practice providing almost all dental services, including root canal treatment, wisdom teeth extraction, implants, full and partial dentures, Invisalign braces, teeth whitening, emergency dental care, crown, bridges, botox, and IV sedation.
Get in touch with us today!