Your Teeth, What Is True And What Is Not

Posted on 2/6/2023 by Thomas Wold, DMD
Your Teeth, What Is True And What Is NotThere is a lot of misinformation about oral health throughout the world, including on the internet. Do you think you have a good comprehension of dental health? Follow along with this true/false test to understand more in regard to dental health.

If you have bleeding gums, then it is an indication that you should leave them be

This statement is false. When your gums bleed when you floss, it means that you should floss more often, unless our dedicated team advises otherwise. If the issue of bleeding gums persists, it may be a result of plaque accumulation or some sort of vitamin deficiency. If you have any fears about bleeding gums, communicate them to our dedicated team.

The best period to brush is just after a meal or a drink

It depends. There is no straightforward answer for this as it will largely depend on what you are feeding on. If you have consumed food with a lot of carbohydrates, brushing just after your meal could go a long way in disrupting the activities of bacteria that attack the enamel of your teeth. On the flip side, if you have just had a drink such as fruit juice, you should wait about half an hour before cleaning your teeth.

The longer you brush and floss, the more protected your gums and teeth

This is false. While this may appear to be true at first glance, you need to keep in mind that too much of something beneficial can also be bad. Dentists the world over are in agreement that it is better to use medium pressure and brush for two minutes each session.

Chewing sugar free gum can clean your teeth

This is true. Sugar-free gum can help rinse away food particles from your teeth. It does this by stimulating saliva production, which in turn rinses your teeth. Want to learn more about dental health? Reach our dedicated team of professionals today.
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