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Each of us wants to have beautiful and healthy teeth. But, unfortunately, we do not always know how to properly care for our teeth, besides, there are many misconceptions in this area, which we will talk about now.

It is also widely believed that if your teeth do not hurt, then there is no need to go to the dentist at all. This is a serious misconception. The fact is that all early diseases of the oral cavity are painless. Only a dentist can detect the first signs of the disease. In addition, it is at an early stage that treatment is most effective and takes place in the shortest possible time. Therefore, you need to visit the dentist at least twice a year.

Misconceptions about vision

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Sadly, most of us take our teeth too lightly. But the presence of foci of inflammation in the roots of teeth with caries, according to neurologists from the University of Heidelberg, doubles the risk of stroke. In addition, poor dental health can lead to numerous diseases of other internal organs (for example, a number of diseases of the kidneys and liver).

Many of us believe that the removal of even a few teeth is not yet a reason to visit an orthopedic dentist. In fact, such a visit will not be superfluous, even if you have lost one tooth. But if two or more teeth are missing in the mouth, you need to hurry. You should contact a prosthetist no later than 2-3 weeks after the loss of the second tooth. It is especially dangerous if both teeth are missing on one side of the jaw.

The absence of several teeth leads to the fact that the remaining teeth located next to the removed one begin to move towards each other, and the teeth located on the opposite jaw begin to move forward, forming a lock. Subsequently, this will cause difficulties in prosthetics. But that's not all: a person reflexively, without noticing it, loads the remaining teeth more intensively. Ideally, all 32 teeth should be involved in biting and chewing food – this is how nature intended, which created a unique apparatus, which doctors call the dentoalveolar system. Violation of the physiological relationships in this system threatens its restructuring and irreversible paralogical shifts.

It should also be noted that by removing teeth, we cause disturbances in the structure of the nervous system, even in the spinal cord and in the cerebral cortex. Neurons die and the regulation of the internal functions of the body changes, which can lead to stomach ulcers, gastritis or hypertension.

Many people think that dental health or disease is inherited. Therefore, preventive measures do not matter. Allegedly, if good teeth, then at least brush them, at least don’t clean them, they will remain good, but if they are bad, then preventive measures will not help, and caries cannot be avoided. In fact, the hereditary factor, although it plays a certain role in the condition of the teeth, but in diseases of the oral cavity, in particular with caries, its role is extremely insignificant. And therefore, according to experts, everything related to prevention is a real opportunity to prevent caries, regardless of what kind of teeth you have inherited.

Misconceptions about vision

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Many people think that such a disease as periodontal disease is treated by dentists. This is not entirely true. The cause of this disease is some disease of the internal organs, which must be treated in the first place. A dentist, of course, can also help with periodontal disease, but if the underlying disease is not treated, then the effect of this assistance will be short-term and purely cosmetic.

The widespread belief that a pregnant woman's teeth deteriorate due to the fact that this is facilitated by a growing fetus in her body is also not true. Careful studies have shown that even a thousandth of the calcium content cannot be extracted from a mature erupted tooth, even for such a “noble” cause as the formation of the bones of an unborn child.

Quite often, toothpastes for the whole family are advertised. But it should be borne in mind that it is better to choose a paste not because of advertising, but on the recommendation of a dentist, since there are actually no universal pastes for the whole family. At different ages, different pasta is needed. In addition, the choice of paste depends on the condition of the teeth, and even on the area of ​​​​residence. For example, in areas where there is a lot of fluoride in drinking water, fluoride toothpastes are contraindicated. And, on the contrary, in areas where there is little fluorine in the water, you need to use pastes with fluorine. Hence the conclusion: when choosing a toothpaste for each family member, it is better to consult a dentist.

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Those who, with a toothache, warm the sore spot from the outside, are also mistaken, wrapping themselves in a scarf or applying a scarf (it is also wrong to sleep on a sore cheek – overnight a pillow will build up an extra good third of your face). In fact, it is necessary to warm the sore spot from the inside with hot rinses, which are useful for exacerbations of any dental diseases. Experts note that it is not so important how you rinse your tooth, it is important how. First of all, rinsing should be hot and frequent – at least 5-10 times a day.

It should be especially noted that rinsing with alcohol, cognac and other strong drinks should not be classified as hot rinsing. Dentists note that you can rinse with any herbs – chamomile, sage, oak bark. If there is a problem with herbs, then tea, coffee, and a weak solution of potassium permanganate or soda will do. The latter disinfects even better than herbs, but with frequent use it can burn the mucous membrane (with periodontal disease, soda is generally harmful).

And one more misconception. Don't call dentists "dentists". Firstly, not doctors are “dental”, but pain, paste and brush. Secondly, the profession of a dentist does not “live” with teeth alone.

And finally, playful (but, nevertheless, effective) recommendations for the preservation of teeth.

There are three basic rules for keeping your teeth in good shape:

  1. Clean them twice a day.
  2. Visit the dentist at least twice a year.
  3. Don't poke your nose into other people's business.