5 COMMON DENTAL MYTHS
1. GETTING REGULAR CLEANING CAUSES ENAMEL LOSS
If you need professionally cleaning very often, it implies one has ineffective brushing methods or some abusive habits. One should also get polishing done after every cleaning. Defer yourself from very frequent scaling nevertheless frequent dental checkups are very very important.
2. WHY SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT MY GUMS IF I HAVE DIABETES
One should know that periodontitis is often seen in people with uncontrolled diabetes. Nearly 70 % of known diabetic patients have either gingivitis or periodontitis. So timely visiting a periodontist will help you from premature tooth loss owing to gums disease.
3. NO CAVITIES AND HENCE NO GUM DISEASES
You are not clear from gum disease if you rank zero in cavities. Gum diseases are often considered under dogs as they never score much on pain so get neglected easily. Keep a check on bleeding gums which gives early sign of gingivitis.
4. BAD BREATH IS JUST CAUSE OF TOOTH DECAY
You often consider that bad odour is due to cavities ,it may also be a sign of prevalent gum disease. Many a times lack of cleaning your tongue can cause bad odour. Never underestimate bad odour if its there for a while.
5. GUMS DISEASES ARE ALWAYS FROM A LOCALISED SOURCE
Systemic disorders will have their implications on gums. As they say oral cavity is the mirror of your body. Pregnancy, thyroid, antibiotics, Sjogren’s syndrome, all have some effect on gums and hence oral cavity. However proper cleaning protocol such as brushing , flossing, rinsing will ensure that you keep your gum disease at bay to some extent.