These days it is very easy to access information. The majority of us carry around devices which can provide us with a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips. Care to know what the weather in Australia is like? No problem. How about the price of a sumptuous meal in India? Merely a click away. The World Wide Web has made connecting to information very easy, but it can also leave you scratching your head at times.
Not all information is good information. The internet is great for being able to provide data for a query you may have, but the main setback is that information can be provided by absolutely anyone; it can be difficult to fact check and verify the information you are receiving. This can help perpetuate myths about any topic.
Our mouths and oral care aren’t immune to these myths. Here are a few myths about dental care that you may have accepted as truth in the past.
Whiter teeth means healthier teeth
Absolutely not! They may be more visually appealing, but whiter teeth definitely don’t mean that there aren’t underlying issues that exist in your mouth. The natural shade of teeth varies from person to person and everyone’s teeth get darker with age.
Flossing isn’t necessary
Well this is an easy one. Flossing helps get to areas of the tooth and gums that your brush can’t reach, so of course it is important. Floss as often as you can!
If you’ve ever heard something that seemed strange to you (whether from the internet or another source) make sure to ask your Ottawa dental professional. They are the best people to ask since they dedicate their lives to teeth and know the best ways to help keep them as healthy as possible.