While modern dentistry has become quite advanced, there are still a few common misconceptions about dental care, particularly as it relates to adults. Here is the truth about some of these myths:
Braces are only for children.
Childhood is a common time to receive orthodontic care; however, many adults now also opt to receive treatment. Advanced technology has led to the development of many devices that are ideal for adults. With Invisalign clear aligners, you can easily correct alignment problems and achieve a straight smile without the embarrassment of wearing metal braces. Invisalign devices can also be removed when you eat, making them even more convenient for adult patients.
My schedule is too busy.
With evening and weekend appointment availability, it is now easy for adult patients to schedule the dental care they need around their busy schedules. The benefits of regular dental care are enormous and can include improving your overall general health. Ask your dentist about alternative appointments today and make sure you receive the care you need to enjoy a beauty, healthy smile. If you need to combine appointments with your children to save time, you may also be able to benefit from family dental care services.
Teeth whitening can cause damage to the enamel on my teeth.
Teeth whitening technology is now much safer than in the past and can help to eradicate years of staining, providing you with a smile you can be proud of.
You only need teeth bleaching once.
Bleaching and whitening services are not permanent. Most patients need touch-ups approximately every one to two years. The amount of time between such touch-ups varies based on the amount of beverages and food consumed. In addition, smoking can also reduce the time required between touch-ups.
Over-the-counter whitening products are the same as professional services.
Over-the-counter products lack the power and strength of products prescribed by your dentist. If you are concerned about the length of treatment, ask about our chair-side whitening system. This technique can provide you with brighter, whiter teeth that last for a longer period of time.
If I am not experiencing pain, I do not need to see the dentist regularly.
Routine dental care includes both examinations and professional cleanings. During these visits, your dentist can check for potential problems. Identifying and treating problems when they are still small is much more comfortable and less expensive than waiting until problems because painful.
Brushing is sufficient to keep my teeth clean.
Although brushing is an important part of keeping your teeth clean, it is also important to floss regularly. Flossing helps to remove food debris and plaque between your teeth in areas your toothbrush cannot reach.
Dental care is painful.
There is no need to experience pain thanks to advancements in modern dentistry. If you have avoided seeing a dentist in the past due to bad experiences, you may be interested in some of the relaxation techniques we offer. At Bella dentaire, we take your comfort very seriously. This approach can help you to receive the care you need in a manner that is relaxed and comfortable.