Seven Things Your Dentist Wants You To Know Before Visiting

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No one likes going to the dentist, but educating yourself can make the experience less problematic and much more productive.

Your Dream Teeth May Not be Achievable
Some patients want to have the teeth and look of celebrities. The truth however is that you may not be able to have the smile of your favourite celeb, simply because you don’t have a face that fits those teeth.

It’s like when you get your hair colour done, you can’t just put the same highlights or lowlights in everybody’s hair.

Bottles can seriously Damage Your Baby’s Teeth
For almost 20 years, dentists have been telling parents about baby bottle tooth decay and not to let a child go to sleep with a bottle. Unfortunately, not all parents have changed from this practice.

Chewing Gum Should Be Part of your Routine
If you want to reduce the bad bacteria in your mouth, you should be all over xylitol (a sugar substitute found in chewing gum). Xylitol helps to change the chemistry of your mouth. Six or seven pieces of xylitol gum every day will help keep cavities away.

The X-rays won’t harm you
A lot of patients are worried that dental X-rays can cause cancer, but the simple truth is being outside for up to an hour will most likely expose you to more radiation than you’d get from a full set of dental X-rays.

What your dentist probably worries about is that if you don’t take an X-ray, he might miss something serious.

Strangers Notice The Health of Your Teeth
When someone meets you for the first time, the first thing they notice are your eyes. The second is teeth, and third is hair. But people tend to spend way more money on their hair than their teeth.

Your Dentist Can Smell Your Last Meal
It is best for you not to eat a meal heavy on garlic before going to your dentist. They will really appreciate you eat a meal that gives off a more subtle smell.

You Won’t Be Called Out
If your breath is bad, dentists will most likely not tell you unless you ask. It is however in your best interest to ask.

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