Myth #1: Your oral health has nothing to do with your overall health
When people talk about oral health, they always just think of their teeth. While the teeth are obviously a very important part of your oral health, there are other areas in your mouth, as well as your entire body, that your oral health impacts. An incredible amount of studies show that your oral health is linked to your overall health and even how healthy your heart is. Poor oral health has been linked to poor general health and diseases such as heart conditions and diabetes.
Myth #2: Going to the dentist is painful
Many studies showed that people get highly stressed when going to the dentist. This is because of the idea that it will hurt and cause them pain. But actually, dental procedures have dramatically revolutionized. The advanced technology used at Krengel Dental has made dental operations and procedures a painless and stress-free experience. Here at West Bloomington’s Krengel Dental, we use the latest technology to ensure your dental procedures are safe and painless and your visit to the dentist is a comfortable and relaxing one!
Myth #3: A pain reliever will cure your toothache.
Pain relievers work by sending messages to your brain that there’s no more pain. While it is true that they can give you comfort, it is only temporary. No matter how many painkillers you take, the problem will remain if you don’t contact your dentist and have it treated. Don’t ignore a toothache and mask the pain with Advil. Come visit Dr. Krengel so that you can solve the issue before it causes further damage!
Myth #4: I only need to brush my teeth to keep them clean.
Your toothbrush can only clean so much. It’s hard to get a toothbrush’s bristles into the gaps between your teeth, and if all you’re doing is brushing, your only cleaning two thirds of your teeth. Make sure to floss once a day, preferably at night, to remove anything that might have built up between your teeth during the day.
Myth #5: Children don’t need to take care of their baby teeth, they just fall out anyway.
Children learn routines best when they’re young, and learning how to properly clean and take care of their teeth should be one of the most important childhood lessons for them. Baby teeth play a huge role in your child’s life; neglecting them could lead to dental issues, which then lead to pain, discomfort, trouble eating and many more symptoms. Children should also be taken to the dentist as early as possible, because failing to do so could make the child pick up an irrational fear of the dentists. At Krengel Dental, we have a lot of experience working with children on their dental health, including helping them to relax and creating a playful atmosphere in our office. Bring your child in today and we can help you make brushing and flossing a natural part of your and your children’s routines!