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Top 5 Myths About Oral Health Debunked by Experts


At Brinkley Dental, we understand that misconceptions about oral health can lead to poor dental habits and unnecessary fears. To help you achieve the best possible oral care, we’re debunking the top five myths about oral health.

Myth 1: Brushing Harder Cleans Better

Debunked: Brushing harder can actually damage your enamel and gums. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle, circular motions to remove plaque effectively without harming your teeth.

Myth 2: You Only Need to Visit the Dentist If You Have a Problem

Debunked: Regular dental checkups are crucial for maintaining oral health. Many dental issues, like cavities and gum disease, can develop without noticeable symptoms. Routine visits allow your dentist to catch and treat problems early.

Myth 3: Sugar is the Only Cause of Cavities

Debunked: While sugar contributes to cavities, it’s not the sole cause. Cavities form when bacteria in your mouth produce acid that erodes tooth enamel. Starches, poor oral hygiene, and infrequent dental visits also play a role.

Myth 4: Flossing Isn’t Necessary

Debunked: Flossing is essential for removing food particles and plaque between teeth, which your toothbrush can’t reach. Regular flossing helps prevent gum disease and cavities, contributing to overall oral health.

Myth 5: White Teeth Are Healthy Teeth

Debunked: The colour of your teeth doesn’t necessarily indicate health. Teeth can appear white but still have cavities or gum disease. Regular dental checkups are the best way to ensure your teeth and gums are truly healthy.

At Brinkley Dental Group, we’re dedicated to providing accurate information and expert care to help you maintain optimal oral health. If you have any questions or concerns, or it’s time for your next checkup, contact us today. Let’s debunk these myths and work together for a healthier smile!

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