Debunking Dental Myths

This post from Falls Pointe Dental in Raleigh focuses on three common, dental-related myths.

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All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth

We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but did you know that 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 serve several important purposes. They allow the child to eat and speak properly. They retain proper spacing of teeth. A healthy smile instills confidence and self-esteem. When baby teeth remain healthy, it means there won’t be any pain from decay.

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.1


At Falls Pointe Dental in Raleigh, we provide accurate answers to all of your dental questions. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment for you or your child today!