People are better- informed about dentistry and dental health than ever before, and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge comes from online sources. This can be good, but at Staten Island Dental Care, we caution our friends and neighbors not to rely on dental information from the Internet until we verify its accuracy.
Misconceptions about medical treatment in general and dentistry in particular began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous, but the web has accelerated the speed and distance they can travel.
Some of the most common dental myths are focused on the safety of x-rays, the risk of root canals, the facts about fluoride, and the effectiveness of alternative practices such as oil pulling.
In worst-case scenarios, patients delay or avoid needed dental treatment because of something they read online. We encourage our patients to discuss all areas of concern with us. You can trust us for accurate information and quality care.
At Staten Island Dental Care, we are enthusiastic about keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. Our motives are straightforward and transparent. You can’t always determine who operates and funds online dental sites, so be careful out there!
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