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Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life. Today let us introduce you 5 dental care “well-known but often ignored” fictions for adults under 40.
1. It’s OK to whiten my teeth at home if I have staining.
While over-the-counter whitening methods are safe, they don’t always work on all teeth. If you have had bonding or tooth-coloured fillings placed in your front teeth the whitener will not affect the colour of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. You should talk to your dentist before using whitening products.
2. If I’m not having any pain in my mouth, there’s no need to see a dentist.
Don’t wait for your teeth to hurt before seeing a dentist. In many cases, by the time you are in noticeable pain, it’s too late to treat a cavity or gum disease. To prevent this, make sure to schedule regular dental visits.
3. You can outgrow tooth decay.
Tooth decay doesn’t care how old you are. That’s why developing good dental habits early in life is so crucial. Always make sure to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and to floss daily.
4. People should floss once a week.
The ADA recommends that you floss your teeth daily along with brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and scheduling regular dental check-ups.
5. White teeth are healthy teeth.
A white smile doesn’t always mean your mouth is healthy. It’s important to remember that tooth whitening products do not clean teeth. Only by brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day can you guarantee a healthy smile.
Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!
We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family. Our dentists can help everyone in your family understand the importance of proper oral hygiene over time and the positive effects it has on your health. At Family Care Dental Clinic, we treat our clients to a soothing environment where they can receive quality dental care no matter what their needs are. Call (604) 987-3545 or please visit our appointment page to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team.