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Fight the Myths Harming Your Smile

Fight the Myths Harming Your Smile

Get Rid of Dental Myths and Fears with the Help of Your dentist in Atlanta GA

Dentistry is one of the most important and beneficial practices that people of all ages can benefit from. Your smile is something that you want to last for a lifetime, but if you don’t take care of it, then there will be more consequences than you think. Unfortunately, there are countless dental myths and widespread rumors that stop people from visiting the dental, whether it triggers their phobia or tricks them into believing something that simply isn’t true.

While some myths seem inconsequential, there are others that can negatively affect your smile in the long run. Below, your dentist in Atlanta GA discusses some popular myths within dentistry and debunks them for the safety and enhancement of your oral health.

MYTH: Baby Teeth aren’t Important – They’ll Just Fall Out, Anyway
There are countless news stories and articles that continue to stress the importance of pediatric dental care and monitoring baby teeth. While the baby teeth will eventually fall out, you want to make sure that their mouth and gums are still in top shape for their permanent teeth that are soon to come. If the roots of the baby teeth are rotten and decayed, the surrounding gums will also rot and their adult teeth coming in will be affected by this, as well.

MYTH: I’m Too Old to Get Braces Since My Teeth Won’t Change
Orthodontic treatment is for everyone, not just for teenagers and young adults! There are several ways braces and aligners can improve your smile and it doesn’t matter how old you are. The numbers of adults in their 30s and 40s that are receiving orthodontic treatment is growing and we want to keep it that way. Dental misalignment can be extremely harmful for your oral and dental health if not properly corrected, regardless of your age.

MYTH: I Don’t Eat Candy, So My Teeth are Perfectly Healthy
While limiting the amount of candy and sweets you’re enjoy is certainly beneficial for your smile, there are numerous foods and drinks that contain much more sugar than one may think. Sodas, fruit juices, and snacks contain harmful ingredients that damage the surface of your teeth, your gums, and more if you aren’t monitoring the things you eat and drink.

There are countless myths that harm your smile if they aren’t debunked and corrected and that’s why we’re here! If there are some myths or fears that you’re concerned about regarding your oral and dental health, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist in Atlanta GA to schedule an appointment or consultation. Call us today at 770-777-0808 and start improving your health in more ways than one!

Author
Dr. Ed Trizzino Dr. Trizzino is passionate about providing the highest quality dentistry in a friendly, caring environment. This commitment to excellence and attention to detail result in restorations that routinely outperforms the national averages. This longevity results in a sound return on your dental investment.

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