MaplewoodDental-Infographic-Edit1There is a lot of information and misinformation out there about certain dental procedures. While some of it might be the result of a misunderstanding and easily corrected, other myths keep some people from getting the treatments they need.

Five of the most common myths of dentistry are:

  1. More sugar means more cavities
  2. Pregnant women should avoid the dentist
  3. Root canals are extremely painful
  4. Baby teeth will fall out so they don’t need attention
  5. A dentist is only necessary when you know you have a cavity

Have you heard these things yourself? You’re not alone. The real question is: how many of them did you think were correct?

A lot of people are under the impression that one or more of these myths have enough of a foundation in reality to be true, and that means they may try to put up with more discomfort and risk more cavities than they really have to.

This infographic takes a look at each of those myths individually and carefully debunks them all. There may be a bit of truth in some of them, but for the most parts it’s more important to understand the real truths and make sure things like this don’t get in the way of your oral care.