4 Myths About Teeth

Published:August 19th, 2011

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The study about human anatomy, like the study of the universe, progresses. Many of the things we were taught in schools have been proven to be wrong. Oral health is not an exception. Many of the things taught to us when we were in elementary have been updated if not totally proven false. If we are to have any chance of being able to take care of our teeth properly, we need to set these misconceptions straight.

Myth: Teeth will break as you grow older.
Truth: The permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime. It’s one of our body parts that don’t wither with time IF we take care of it the proper way. The teeth is perfect constructed, tougher than 90% of manmade weapons, and is even capable of repairing itself.

Myth: Once you get oral diseases, there is no turning back.
Truth: Toothpaste commercials, mouthwash, and other dental products keep on saying that oral diseases can only ne lessen and not eliminated. This is not true. Oral diseases can be fixed and eliminated. Best of all, it can be avoided completely.

Myth: Dentures and jackets are just as good as natural teeth.
Truth: Nothing can replace natural teeth. It’s natural construction is so intricate and perfect that even after years of trying, no one has been able to perfect an exact model of the teeth. It is also insanely expensive to get those jackets or dentures and even the most expensive kind will not last as long as a natural set of teeth would have.

Myth: Brushing regularly is all you need.
Truth: It is true that brushing at least three times a day, flossing, avoiding too much sweets and seeing the dentist every six months will help. However, there are other things you need to do to make sure you teeth remain healthy like proper nutrition. Your teeth is like your bones, it needs calcium. It also needs water.

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