Today there’s just so much information out there, for anyone who wishes to seek it. But you need to be careful; while some research-based, experts’-verified “guidance” is worth following, some of it may just be a reiteration of popular myths. When it comes to oral care, there are plenty of such myths going about. So here is Dr. Margolian busting some of these teeth myths for you.
The biggest misconception out there is that one should brush their teeth immediately after every meal. No, that’s not the right way – that’s when your saliva is at work, breaking down starches, leaving the tooth enamel soft. Brush right after a meal, and you’re at risk of eroding enamel. Wait for at least 30-60 minutes post meals before brushing. Another myth is that extreme temperatures can crack your teeth. Now before you forgo your hot cuppa coffee of delicious ice cream, realize that the adult tooth is meant to absorb varying temperatures. Just don’t shock your teeth too often and if you notice cracks, consult a dentist for resolving the underlying cause.
Most importantly, don’t believe don’t believe everything you read or hear off of unreliable sources. Whenever in doubt, consult your dentist about what is good for your teeth and what isn’t. For any such assistance, you may visit https://www.drmargolian.com/ or call on 905-436-2400.