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10 misconceptions about dental health

Dentist Recep Eşkar, who pointed out that there is not enough awareness about oral and dental health in our country, said, “Disorders in oral and dental diseases; functional functions such as nutrition, chewing problems, taste, laughing, laughing, sleeping and speaking. Depending on these, psychosocial consequences such as weakening in social relations, shyness, loss of self-confidence, anxiety and depression may occur”

True known mistakes

Dentist Eşkar gave the following information about the misunderstood facts about oral and dental health, which greatly affect our general health:

1- Using a hard toothbrush, teeth are white

Wrong! Because the important thing is not the hardness of the brush, but the brushing technique. The toothbrush should be made of synthetic bristles. The tips should have smooth ends. r. Hard brushes irritate the gums, damage the enamel of our teeth and cause sensitivity in the teeth. The ends should end properly. Brushes that are too hard irritate the gums. Brush bristles should be replaced as soon as they are worn (on average every 6 months).

2- It is very normal to have tooth loss during pregnancy, expectant mothers may experience tooth loss.

Wrong! The idea that “every child takes a tooth” is unfortunately a common belief in our country. However, this is not true. This is not the case for a mother-to-be who performs oral care correctly and regularly.

3- It is inconvenient for the baby to have dental treatment during pregnancy.

Wrong! Urgent dental treatments can be performed at any time of pregnancy, and there is no harm to the baby.

4- If a child’s teeth are extracted with a needle, they will not come out again.

Wrong! Milk teeth start from the 6th month and continue until the age of 3 years. Permanent teeth begin to erupt at the age of 6 and are completed at the age of 12-13. What is important here is which tooth is extracted, it does not matter whether the tooth is extracted with a needle or something else.

5- Deciduous teeth are of no importance since permanent teeth will replace them later.

Wrong! The most important task of milk teeth is to ensure the proper nutrition of the child. The proper development of speech also depends on milk teeth. Milk teeth occupy space for the permanent teeth that will replace them with the area they cover. For these reasons, milk teeth are very important.

6- Once you have calculus cleaned, it should always be done.

Wrong! In calculus cleaning, substances that do not belong to the tooth surface (plaque, tartar) are cleaned. A person who does not have calculus cleaning cannot notice the calculus accumulated on his teeth, but the change in the teeth that are not brushed for a few days after cleaning is immediately noticeable. In other words, the formation of calculus is inevitable as long as oral and dental care is not performed, whether scaling has been done or not.

7- Crowded teeth can only be corrected at a young age.

Wrong! Crooked teeth can be straightened at any age. Wire treatment will be applied to people of all ages, and patients who do not find wire treatment aesthetic can have smooth teeth thanks to invisible wires.

8- It is normal for the gums to bleed while brushing the teeth.

Wrong! Bleeding gums while brushing teeth is not a normal condition and is the most important symptom of gingivitis. A dentist should be consulted without delay.

9- It is necessary to put aspirin on the aching tooth.

Wrong! Aspirin is a pain reliever, but its effect occurs when it is taken orally and mixed with the blood. Aspirin placed on the tooth does not relieve your pain, but also increases your suffering. Because it causes wounds on your gums.

10- Bad breath happens to everyone and it doesn’t go away.

Wrong! Dental caries, gum diseases, aphthae, incompatible and poorly used prostheses and dry mouth, digestive system disorders, tonsil inflammation may occur as a result. Bad breath can be prevented after the above-mentioned diseases, which are the main cause of bad breath, are treated

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