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  • "The staff was terrific...very friendly and welcoming. Everything went like clockwork. I can't think of an experience with a dentist that was as reassuring. Doctor Rubin was really something. He was approachable and easy to converse with. The technology and expertise was something to behold."

Fixing 5 Dental Falsehoods

December 30, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Olivia Quinn, DDS
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There is a lot to know and understand about dentistry and your oral health. Unfortunately, many people don’t like the idea of dental visits, and tend to take a “the-less-I-know-the-happier-I am” approach to oral health concerns.

This type of thinking leads to a lot of misinformation and downright falsehoods about dental care that is perpetuated by word of mouth. You don’t have to know everything about oral health care, but you should know the difference between fact and fiction.

Here are 5 dental falsehoods along with the facts:

Myth: If your teeth feel okay, you don’t need to see the dentist

Fact: When your teeth feel fine is the BEST time to make an appointment. Your dentist will either confirm that your teeth are healthy, or identify small problems that can be treated long before they cause you any discomfort.

Myth: Flossing isn’t necessary if you brush regularly

Fact: Brushing just removes plaque and food particles from the surface of your tooth. If you don’t floss, you put yourself at risk for cavities and gum disease developing between your teeth.

Myth: You shouldn’t see the dentist when you are pregnant

Fact: Dental cleanings are not only completely safe during pregnancy, but they are also incredibly important. During pregnancy, hormones can make your gums swell, leading to a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. Your dentist or hygienist can identify the problem and recommend more frequent cleanings until your baby is born.

Myth: Baby teeth aren’t important because they fall out anyway

Fact: Baby teeth play a critical role in your child’s dental development. They hold a space for permanent teeth already growing in the gums. Losing a baby tooth too soon because of decay can lead to alignment problems in the future., Routine professional cleanings ensure those baby teeth stay healthy.

Myth: Teeth whitening damages your teeth

Fact: Under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening is completely safe and does not harm your teeth

Please Call Northport Family Dental with Your Questions!

You may have your own ideas about dentistry that are incorrect and can be compromising your oral health. If you are looking for a dentist in Northport, NY to discuss your concerns with, please call our office to arrange a convenient appointment!

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