I’m Too Old For Braces
You are never too old to straighten your smile! Proper alignment prevents decay from getting stuck in between overlapping teeth and makes keeping your teeth clean easier! Not sure about traditional braces? Try Invisalign, a great alternative that consists of clear aligners to move and shape the perfect smile!
Headaches Are Caused By Stress
Most headaches are triggered by the jaw muscles from teeth clenching. The great news is that this is treatable! Wearing a night guard while you sleep may help support your jaw and protect your teeth. Ask your Dental Salon dentist today about making a custom night guard for you.
Don’t Brush If Your Gums Are Bleeding
Gums bleed due to inflammation caused by leaving plaque on your teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly is the only way to make gums start to heal.
If My Teeth Don’t Hurt, They Must Be Okay
Decay can kill the nerve in a tooth so even big cavities don’t always hurt. Cavities are under the surface so you cannot always see them by looking in a mirror. Regular check ups with your dentist are the best ways to diagnose cavities in the early stages – before they become painful!
Stop a Toothache by Putting an Aspirin by an Inflamed Tooth
Aspirin cannot enter a tooth to relieve pain. Placing an aspirin on your gums will burn your gums! If you are having tooth pain, you should see you dentist for advice and solutions.
Home Teeth Whitening Is As Effective As Professional Whitening
Fillings, crowns, and any other restoration on your teeth will not whiten at the same pace as a natural tooth so take home kits may not be your best option. A consultation with your dentist will help you make the best choice for whitening your smile.
Eating Too Much Sugar Causes Tooth Decay
Sugar does cause decay, but it is how often you eat sugar that matters. Frequent snacking on sugar is much worse that eating a big dessert in one sitting. Try snacking on healthier foods during the day and rinsing your mouth after eating a sugary treat.