3 Myths About Your Everyday Oral Health
- Posted on: Aug 15 2019
The great thing about your everyday oral health is that it’s easy. In fact, all you have to do is brush your teeth at least twice a day and maybe remember to floss at least one of those times, right? Unfortunately, there’s a little bit more to it than that. Because your everyday oral health is one of the things that will keep your mouth the healthiest for longer, we thought it would be helpful to debunk a few of the common myths about it that you may not know about. Let’s take a closer look to learn more.
Myth: Mouthwash Is like Toothbrushing
Reaching for that mouthwash underneath the sink instead of brushing your teeth may sound like a good idea until it isn’t. Although rinsing with mouthwash for a minute or two will help you to get rid of things that are in between your teeth, it’s not a suitable replacement for regular toothbrushing. To get rid of sugar and germs on your teeth, you need the combination of a toothbrush and some fluoride toothpaste to get everything off of them.
Myth: All Toothpaste Are Created Equal
No, you don’t need to buy the most expensive tube of toothpaste on your grocery stores shelf, but you should look at the ingredients in your toothpaste. At a minimum, you should choose a toothpaste that has fluoride in it. Although fluoride is in most water sources, it is also good to have it in your toothpaste because it can strengthen your teeth and protect them from cavities.
Myth: You Shouldn’t Brush Your Gums
One common myth is that you shouldn’t brush your gums because it can lead to a receding gum line. Although this may be true for some patients, as long as you are using a soft bristled brush, you shouldn’t run into that issue. And because a lot of cavities and gum disease are formed along the gumline, it’s important that you gently brush at the bottom of your teeth every time you brush.
Get the most out of your everyday brushing. To learn more, contact our Webster office and call us at 281-557-8097.