At Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD, we have worked hard to create a comfortable environment to offer family dentistry in Missoula.
Here are some dental myths we’ve debunked for you.
All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth
We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately. For example, sipping a soda or sucking on a mint can be worse than eating a candy bar all at once.
You Don’t Need To Worry About Baby Teeth Because They Will Fall Out Anyway
Baby teeth are important. They allow the child to eat and speak properly. They retain proper spacing of teeth. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. Healthy baby teeth eliminate the pain of decay which disrupts normal daily activity. Children should see a dentist by age 1, or when their first tooth erupts to maintain good oral health.
Pulling A Tooth Is Just As Good As A Root Canal
We will let the American Associate of Endodontists explain this one:
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet. Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime.
At Felton Dental Care – Dr. Brett R. Felton, DMD, we provide accurate answers to all of your dental questions.
If you are interested in restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers or dental implant, call us today to schedule an appointment.