There are a lot of rumors out there. In this age of smartphones, the internet, and constant access to an overload of not-necessarily-reliable information, it is easy to become turned around when you’re looking for factual information. The good news is that if it’s about dental care, we can most certainly answer your questions for you! For now, let us clear up some oral health rumors that you absolutely do not have to worry about any longer.
Rumor: You’re Too Old For Cosmetic Care
Nope. This isn’t true. Actually, it could not be further from the truth. While a little bit of wear and tear is expected for any smile, there’s no correlation between your age and the potential for your oral health. Care for your smile and it will remain healthy! Keep a healthy smile and you’ll always be a candidate for cosmetic care.
Rumor: Fluoride Is Dangerous
This rumor exists because it is certainly possible to make yourself sick if you decide to chow down on the entire contents of a tube of toothpaste. So, barring that particular detail, you don’t need to worry about fluoride. Yes, it can cause some serious intestinal cramping if you eat a ton of it. However, your use of it in your toothpaste on a daily basis is perfectly safe (and something we highly recommend).
Rumor: Flossing Isn’t Actually Necessary
You might hear rumors that you don’t really need to floss. This might come from word of mouth. You might read stories online. It can come from many sources. However, the source to trust is your friendly, trustworthy dentist! We know that if you don’t floss, we will be seeing you for fillings (or other restorative care) sometime soon. So, don’t fall for this oral health rumor.
Get The Oral Health Facts During Visits
Don’t let rumors throw you off track with your care for your smile. Instead, come to us for the facts behind the things you’re hearing (and remember to schedule visits). Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.