Today’s Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS blog post focuses on three dental-related myths prevalent in the Boston area.
All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth
Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. Drinking a soda or savoring a hard candy can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.
You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because of They Will Fall Out Anyway
Healthy primary teeth serve several important purposes. They allow the child to eat and speak properly. They retain the proper spacing of teeth. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. Healthy baby teeth eliminate the pain of decay which disrupts normal daily activity.
Pulling A Tooth Is Just As Good As A Root Canal
We will let the American Associate of Endodontists explain this one:
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet. Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime.1
At Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS, we provide accurate answers to all of your dental questions.
If you are interested in Biological, Integrative and Holistic Dentistry, Dental Technology or Mercury Safe Amalgam Removal, call us today to schedule an appointment.
1“Myths About Root Canals and Root Canal Pain,” American Associate of Endodontists, http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/myths-about-root-canals-and-root-canal-pain.aspx, accessed June 4, 2014
Contact Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):