Are you accidentally following a dental myth that is damaging your teeth? Maybe you don’t realise that the advice you follow is a myth. We are here to debunk 4 common myths about your teeth. Unfortunately, common dental myths are inadvertently passed between people, while other pieces of advice get twisted until it’s a new myth.
We are here to set the record straight by debunking 4 common myths. We hope this helps you better care for your oral hygiene. You never know; you might be following a myth that isn’t factual; let’s find out.
Bleeding Gums Are Normal
If you brush your teeth and notice that your toothpaste is mixing with blood from your gums, you cannot ignore this, as this could be a sign of serious dental problems. The common myth that bleeding gums are normal is not true. Bleeding gums are a sign of inflammation, and the blood is a sign of excessive plaque build-up. Bleeding gums can also be an indication of gum disease or other common issues.
Flossing Is Not Necessary
Have you ever flossed? Many people think flossing is unnecessary; however, flossing is a key part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Flossing can remove plaque, which is why you should consider adding flossing to your routine.
Brushing Harder Helps
Brushing harder does not help with the overall health of your teeth, and is in fact, counterproductive as it can cause trauma to your tooth enamel. Brushing hard can also lead to gum recession, which is why we always encourage our clients to brush gently for two minutes each time.
Chewing Gum Is the Same as Brushing
Many people believe that chewing gum is the same as brushing your teeth, and if you chew gum, you do not have to brush your teeth. This is not true at all. While some gum can help with cleaner teeth and better smelling breath, it is not a replacement for keeping up with your dental health. If you do use gum, make sure you use a sugar-free one!
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