Chances are you really only think about your teeth when something is wrong with them — they hurt, they look goofy, they’re embedded in your lower lip after you take a nasty fall on your rollerblades. Yet you’re constantly bombarded with information about your teeth from commercials, news stories, and meddlesome parents. So whether it was from a toothpaste ad or a Schoolhouse Rock song, chances are you’ve picked up some misinformation from the white noise of tooth info you’ve been bombarded with your whole life. We’re setting you straight.
MYTH #1: SUGAR IS THE WORST THING FOR YOUR TEETH
Don’t get us wrong, sugar is terrible. But highly acidic foods and drinks — like plain’ ol club soda — can strip the enamel from your teeth. Combining sugary foods with acidic foods is the perfect storm of cavity-making, so it’s no surprise that some of the worst things for your teeth are energy drinks. A recent study found that they can damage teeth nearly twice as much as sports drinks like Gatorade.
MYTH #2: YOUR TOOTH HURTS WHEN YOU HAVE A CAVITY
If you never go to the dentist, cavities will eventually cause you pain. But at first, there won’t really be anything alerting you that a cavity has formed. Unfortunately, they don’t away on their own — they just get worse. Once it eats through your enamel and exposes the more sensitive parts of the tooth underneath, then you’ll know it’s there. As such, be sure to visit this dentist in Indialantic FL once you notice a cavity forming in your teeth.