Three Myths About Oral Health

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Throughout time, society has spread rumors and myths about various things including health related issues and even oral health. Today, we’ll cover 3 of those myths to see whether there could be any truth to these tall tales.

Carbonated Water Can Ruin Your Teeth

One myth purport that carbonated water will damage the enamel on your teeth and makes them more susceptible to cavities. This one may be derived from a research study done with sparkling water. Though you shouldn’t use it as a mouth rinse, drinking sparkling water will not harm your teeth or gums.

Does Coconut Oil Reverse Cavities?

One myth says that if you swish with coconut oil, it will fill in a cavity. You’re supposed to take one tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for fifteen minutes. Eventually, your cavities will mysteriously disappear. This one is false. Though it can’t hurt to do this, it will do more good if you simply brush and floss each day.

Chew Gum When You Can’t Brush

Of course, you should be chewing sugar-free gum. TV commercials have made the claim that chewing gum is a good substitute for brushing. There is some truth to this claim because the extra saliva in your mouth can break down bacteria that don’t belong. Plus, the chewing process can remove plaque. Of course, this should only be used in cases where you can’t brush. It should never become a substitute for brushing.

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Article provided by Elite Dental Group. Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the best Dentists in Glendale, CA. Services include wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale, dental implants, tooth whitening and oral surgery in Glendale CA. If you are in Glendale, Burbank or neighboring cities call for an appointment.