Three Common Dental Myths Explained

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Three Common Dental Myths Explained

MYTH – A child should have their first dental appointment after they get their permanent teeth.

Truth - Children should have their first dental appointment by the age of one. 

All Dental Westborough likes to see children early on for their first appointment. This enables us to teach parents how to promote a healthy dental routine for their child and it allows us to ensure that the child’s mouth and teeth are developing properly. It also teaches the child that going to the dentist is nothing to fear. Waiting until the age of five or six often means bad habits have been developed and permanent damage can already be done to permanent teeth.  

Myth – Dentures may loosen after weight loss. 

Truth – Weight loss has no effect on dentures.

If your dentures are feeling loose it’s time to make an appointment with a dentist Westborough. Reasons for loose feeling dentures can vary but often times include; inadequate denture border length, resorption of ridge or bone, a warped denture base or a decrease in saliva production. If you are experiencing loose dentures during speech, while eating, when opening your mouth or if you are experiencing pain, make an appointment today. First we will figure out the problem and then we will have a solution for you. 

Myth – Putting an aspirin on an aching tooth will make the toothache go away. 

Truth – A toothache will not be cured if you place an aspirin on it. 

Aspirin is a form of acid and putting an aspirin on a tooth long enough will cause damage to your gums and the other soft tissue in your mouth. A burn to your cheek tissue can be a painful situation. Taking aspirin orally can temporarily relieve or lessen a toothache but it will not cure it.

Make a call to All Dental Westborough right away so we can get you in to see a dentist who has the ability to make the toothache go away permanently! 


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