I want to make sure you get the skinny on good oral health habits from a reliable source. Read on to see if I’ve debunked or proved the most common mouth myths.
Myth or Fact: Bad breath means you are a bad brusher
Busted: While bad breath can be a direct result of bad oral hygiene, bad breath can also be caused by a lot of things. If you eat too much garlic or onions, the stink from those foods can stay circulating in your bloodstream and make their way to your lungs to be exhaled. Illness can also play a crucial role in stinky breath. Many sicknesses directly cause a foul odor to emit from your mouth. That being said, if you feel your foul breath isn’t caused by outside factors, ask your dentist if he can figure out why your mouth may be offending others!
Myth or Fact: You should get your dental work done. It won’t hurt at all.
Maybe: There have been so many advances in technology and dental treatment that many times it won’t hurt. Dental clinics can now even numb your mouth first in the area they need to inject the overall anesthetic. This means less pain for you. With that being said, there may be times when you feel uncomfortable or feel pressure, but it shouldn’t last too long or be too bad.
There you have it. 2 common dental tips demystified! Your dentist is always the final word on oral health so make sure to always listen to what they say.