For the most part, preconceived notions protect us. It gives us pause to ask questions about our well-being. As humans, we are innately curious.
When it comes to misinformation; however, we tend to find it tough to change what we think or believe when it’s been repeated so many times by friends, family, or colleagues. Your oral health is important, and you need to know the truth about the five myths we’re sharing in this post.
Five Dental Myths Busted
Myth #1 – Snoring is not dangerous
Truth: For the most part, snoring itself is not dangerous; however, what snoring can do to your body is dangerous. Those who snore often tend to have what’s called sleep apnea. If you or a loved one snores, have trouble staying awake during the day and complains about being tired all the time, it’s time to get them checked for mild to serious sleep apnea.
Myth #2 – Bleeding gums are normal
Truth: If you notice your gums bleeding, you either brushed too hard, or you have the onset of gum disease. How serious is your condition? You won’t know until you see our local family dentist in Boulder. Nonetheless, bleeding gums are a sign that something more serious could be going on beneath the surface. It’s best to pay attention and not ignore it.
Myth #3 – Gum disease treatment is painful
Truth: This statement may have been true a decade ago (or farther, depending on the last time you visited a family dentist), but technological dental advancements now offer gum disease treatments that are virtually painless. Instead of invasive oral surgery to correct gum disease, there are now procedures that are minimally invasive and don’t require a lengthy recovery period.
Truth: In a large majority of cases, this simply is not true. However, the patient’s oral health, lifestyle, and age all determine what is best for them. When it comes to specific dental procedures, dental implants are strongly recommended when replacing teeth. Implants offer more benefits than dentures and they have less maintenance over time.
Myth #5 – Teeth whitening will ruin your teeth
Truth: It depends. Your teeth are susceptible to damage by extensive use of teeth whitening; however, you have to overuse whitening treatments to do damage. If you follow your local family dentist’s advice, your teeth will brighten shades at a time and remain healthy. The best case scenario is to schedule a teeth whitening appointment with your Boulder dentist.
At Boulder Dental Designs, we’re all about educating our patients while we improve their oral health. Each patient’s oral health is unique and we address their oral issues on a case-by-case basis. When you choose us, you get only the most welcoming, relaxed dental office in the area. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!