Debunking Dental Myths

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In this post from Staten Island Dental Care we focus on three common myths about dental health.

  • All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.
  • You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth. Even though they eventually fall out, healthy primary teeth serve several important purposes. They allow the child to eat and speak properly. They retain proper spacing of teeth. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. Healthy baby teeth eliminate the pain of decay, which disrupts normal daily activity.
  • Pulling A Tooth Is A Good Alternative To A Root Canal. We will let the American Associate of Endodontists explain this one: “Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option … [root canals], along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. [It] also has a very high success rate.”

At Staten Island Dental Care we offer complete general and cosmetic dentistry. People throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne also come to our practice for dental implants, and much more. Contact us today!

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