Three Dental Myths Debunked

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 7:25 pm

Your mouth can speak volumes about your overall health. With this in mind, here are five common dental myths.

1. Sugar is the main cause of tooth decay. We’ve all heard that sugar can rot your teeth, but it turns out it’s not the worst offender. The real culprit is bacteria that are formed as it breaks down sucrose. The chemical name for table sugar is sucrose – it contains one molecule of glucose and one of fructose. It isn’t the sugar per se that it is the problem; it is what happens to the sugar in your mouth as the bacteria use it as their energy source.

2. Whitening your teeth can be dangerous. Tooth whitening is not dangerous when done correctly. Tooth whitening uses a hydrogen peroxide or bleach which may lead to temporarily increased sensitivity. This short term side effect is nothing to worry about.

3. Brushing your bleeding gums is a bad idea. Brushing is good for both your teeth and gums. Brushing your gums, even if they’re bleeding, helps get rid of built up plaque. Too much plaque can cause inflammation, gingivitis and gum disease.

A perfect set of white teeth is an important part of any makeover and can change the look of any person. A white, flawless set of teeth makes a great impression not just socially, but also improves your self-confidence and image. Carte Blanche offers very effective, pain free option to keep your teeth white and healthy.

For more information on Carte Blanche visit http://carteblancheteeth.com/index.php or call (626) 233-1981.

 

 

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