Debunking Most Common Dental Myths

In this day and age of social media, the profusion of information is quite rich but is it authentic? Having read a piece of news or watching a meme, one might wonder whether it is true. But if the same thing has been all over the social media platforms, you could easily accept it as a fact, that is the truth effect!

The ‘Illusion of Truth Effect’ is a phenomenon that states, if you are told the same thing over and over again with an assertion, you will start believing it to be true. In all respect, that could happen for anything and especially the myths.

Myths have been a part of our world not from the social media ages but also from earlier times. It is nothing but a piece of information spread across masses with such magnitude and conviction for so long that it becomes a fact. This is not limited to celebrity life or societal gossip but is present in healthcare and wellness too.

Believe it or not, there are so many “untrue facts” around medical/dental problems that most truth may sound absurd to the believers. After reading this if you are torn between the actuality of dental fact or fiction, you are not alone. However, you need to rethink your oral wellbeing if you have been prey to these misdirected fictions. 

Nevertheless, debunking health myths is always the first step to awareness and we plan to do it right. It is time those dental myths get busted!!!

Following are some of the most commonly believed myths around oral health and the real truth behind these folk tales lie far beyond. 

Let's look at some myths and facts about oral hygiene:


  • If you think you are too old for braces even if you don't like your smile, you are wrong. Getting braces is possible at any age, your dentist will assess the situation and design the best treatment possible as per your convenience and spending capacity.


  • Myths about tooth decay or cavity is that if ‘the tooth doesn't hurt there probably isn't any cavity or decay.’ The truth is, whether your teeth hurt or not if there is a cavity or decay, it is a problem and it can be present for a long time without hurting.


  • Brushing is causing bleeding gums. No, rather an incorrect brushing technique could be the reason. The cause of bleeding gums is majorly the remaining plaque near gums. Brushing properly, with correct technique and doctor recommended dental products is the best way to avoid any further complications.