5 Myths about your Teeth

Is truth stranger than fiction? You can be the judge as you go through the myths listed below, and the accompanying facts that tell the truth.

Baby teeth start to develop only after birth

baby teeth

In reality, the teeth of babies are developed before they are born; the teeth just come out after birth, between the ages of six to 12 months.

Dental checkups should strictly be every six months

dental checkups

The schedule for dental appointments will be based on your dental health condition. If you have a serious dental problem, you may need to see your dentist more often than twice a year. Those with very good oral health may come in for checkups once every two years.

Dentures are the only solutions to missing teeth

dentures

Dental implants provide ideal solutions to missing teeth problems – plus, together with the teeth replacements, they are more secure compared to removable dentures.

The water supply is fortified with fluoride

water hydrate

In reality, only about 10% of the UK’s water supply is fluoridated. You can check with your water supplier if you are included in the small percentage that enjoys fluoride in their water.

The only sugars that can harm teeth are found in chocolates, sodas, cakes, and other sweet treats

sweets

The natural sugars found in honey, fruit juices, and dried fruit can still be harmful to your teeth, especially if you don’t practice good oral hygiene.