Root Canal Fast Facts
- 25% of adults DO NOT brush twice a day. This increases their risk of developing tooth decay by 33%.
- 90% of a bad breath smell originates in the mouth.
- Roughly 25% of American adults have no teeth.
False Dental Facts And Misinformation
There’s a lot of dental misinformation out there, if you trust the wrong info it could lead to cavities, infections, missing teeth, and other negative outcomes. With your teeth, it might be difficult to know if you’re doing the right thing or the wrong thing since it always takes a long time for the changes to materialize in your teeth, but once they do dental problems, are often irreversible.
Myth 1: Sugar Causes Cavities
Myth 2: Bleeding Gums Are Normal
In order to combat gingivitis:
- Brush for longer
- Floss and brush daily
- Use mouthwash daily
- Get regular checkups.
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Myth 3: Brushing Harder Is Not Better
If you want to really take your brushing to the next level, you can measure your pressure:
- Grab a kitchen scale that can weigh grams in the hundreds.
- Apply 150 – 200 grams of pressure.
- Use this same amount of pressure on your teeth.
Of course, if you don’t want to be this precise you can just brush your teeth as normal and try varying degrees of pressure.
Myth 4: Flossing Teeth Isn’t Necessary
Myth 5: Regular Dental Checkups Aren’t Necessary
Myth 6: Gum Is A Substitute For Brushing
So What’s The Bottom Line?
There are many websites offering help online, make sure you double check your sources before incorporating their advice. If you’re really unsure of a tactic or solution mentioned in a blog, ask your dentist!
More time is not always better, try to aim for 30 seconds per each quarter of your mouth, (try to brush all your teeth evenly).
About the same time as brushing, it might take a little longer as flossing can be tricky for some people.
Yes! Finish your routine by swishing a small mouthful of mouth wash for a bout 30-60 seconds.
That’s ok, the modern standard tooth brush has worked for over a century!