Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Tooth Fairy and Other Dental Myths that a Trusted Dentist can Bust
Surely you’ve stopped believing in the existence of flying spirits that exchange lost molars for pennies (though your kids may be another story). Other than the Tooth Fairy, however, there are other misconceptions about dental care that some parents still believe to be true. For instance: did you know that giving your kids aspirin for their toothache is a bad idea because it could burn their gums? You can ask your dentist about this and similar myths and he’ll be very glad to straighten things out for you, starting with: Fruit Juices Won’t Hurt their Teeth There’s nothing wrong with impressing the importance of a healthy diet upon your child early on, but make sure to watch their consumption of fruit juices. Like drinking sodas or eating candies, excessive fruit juice consumption could put them at greater risk of tooth decay since these contain sugar, which is the largest culprit behind tooth decay.