Common Myths And Facts About Tooth Decay

in Health

Our teeth are very important to the health as our heart. Due to the significant facts, to keep teeth healthy is necessary for us through lifetime whether it comes to a toddler, teenager or an adult. Unfortunately, tooth decay is something that can occur anywhere on the chewing surfaces of teeth and in-between teeth. Because of that, the tooth decay is not something we can ignore.

 

Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities

People blame sugar as the most reason for tooth decay. However, according to Harms, it is acid produced by bacteria in your mouth can cause cavities.


Sugar

Sugar

 

Exposure to Acidic Foods Like Lemons Causes Tooth Decay


Acidic foods do not directly cause cavities, but they create erosion of the tooth-protecting enamel which is one of reasons for teeth decay.

Acidic foods do not directly cause cavities, but they create erosion of the tooth-protecting enamel which is one of reasons for teeth decay.

 

Kids Are a Lot More Likely to Get Cavities Than Adults


Kids Are a Lot More Likely to Get Cavities Than Adults

Kids are a lot more likely to get cavities than adults

 

Aspirin Placed Next to a Tooth Will Help a Toothache


Aspirin has acidic which can burn your gum tissue. Hence, it is advisable to swallowing aspirin rather than sewing it.

Aspirin has acidic which can burn your gum tissue. Hence, it is advisable to swallowing aspirin rather than sewing it.

 

If You Have a Cavity, You'll Know It


This is a false common because mild tooth decay does not cause any hurts or symptoms.

This is a false common because mild tooth decay does not cause any hurts or symptoms.

 

Once a Tooth Is Treated, the Decaying Stops


You should maintain good brushing and keep it clean to make sure you will not get the decay in that spot again.

You should maintain good brushing and keep it clean to make sure you will not get the decay in that spot again.

 

Cavities Are More Likely Between Teeth


Bacteria can reach any where in your teeth. The between – teeth spots are likely to get decay because the toothbrush or floss could not reach the point.

Bacteria can reach anywhere in your teeth. The between-teeth spots are likely to get decay because the toothbrush or floss could not reach the point.

 

Gaps in Teeth Encourage Cavities


People may think big gaps are easier to clean; you are more likely to develop tooth decay there.

People may think big gaps are easier to clean; you are more likely to develop tooth decay there.

 

Chips and Cracks in Teeth Lead to Decay


Cracks and chips are good hiding place for bacteria.

Cracks and chips are good hiding place for bacteria.

 

 

Author Box
Groshan Fabiola has 340 articles online and 12 fans

I have been working as a doctor of a general hospital since February 1998. In addition, I am a full time writer and specialize in weight loss related issues. I also write for a number of different websites on the Internet.

+
Add New Comment

Common Myths And Facts About Tooth Decay

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
     
*
*
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
This article was published on 2011/04/09