There is a lot of dental advice out there, and some of it seems to contradict one another. Gaining more knowledge on what myths need to be avoided may help your dental hygiene. Here are some of the top surprising dental tips from a dentist:
- Most important dental work is done at home: contrary to popular belief, the most important dental work is actually done at home. Dentists enjoy saying the phrase “great, see you in 6 months” as much as patients like to hear it. Sticking to a solid dental hygiene routine at home will avoid the costly dental procedures at the dental office.
- A healthy smile is more important than a perfect one: the health of your teeth is more of a priority than the way your teeth look. Therefore, next time you visit the dental office pay attention to hygiene boosting treatments, not only the ones that improve the aesthetics of your smile.
- Alignment is more important that straightness: straight teeth might provide the ideal look, but it is the alignment that you should be more concerned about. For example, good alignment ensures you can chew food properly.
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