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Myths & Facts

Myths & Facts

Q

Milk teeth should only be brushed after all of them erupt

Fact Myth

No, it's actually a Myth

As soon as the first tooth erupts in the mouth, one must start brushing the tooth/teeth using a baby toothbrush

You're right, it's a Myth

As soon as the first tooth erupts in the mouth, one must start brushing the tooth/teeth using a baby toothbrush

Q

Cavities on milk teeth can be left untreated as they will shed and new teeth will come in their place

Fact Myth

No, it's actually a Myth

Cavities if left unfilled, may lead to destruction and loss of milk teeth. Premature loss of milk teeth may lead to chewing and speaking difficulty in children and result in irregular alignment of permanent teeth.

You're right, it's a Myth

Cavities if left unfilled, may lead to destruction and loss of milk teeth. Premature loss of milk teeth may lead to chewing and speaking difficulty in children and result in irregular alignment of permanent teeth.

Q

Worms can be removed from teeth upon noticing decay and cavity

Fact Myth

No, it's actually a Myth

There are no worms in a tooth that are visible to naked eye. Small microscopic organisms called bacteria can damage the tooth structure and lead to cavities. However, these organisms are too small to be appreciated without microscopes. The dentist can remove the damaged tooth structure and place a filling to prevent deepening of existent cavities or perform a root canal treatment if the cavity involves pulp.

You're right, it's a Myth

There are no worms in a tooth that are visible to naked eye. Small microscopic organisms called bacteria can damage the tooth structure and lead to cavities. However, these organisms are too small to be appreciated without microscopes. The dentist can remove the damaged tooth structure and place a filling to prevent deepening of existent cavities or perform a root canal treatment if the cavity involves pulp.

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