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6 Common Dentistry Myths Debunked

common dentistry myths

Myths are commonplace in the dentistry field. Chances are you’ve heard that dental fillings can make you lose the ability to chew, root canals are more painful than childbirth, or even how teeth whitening can damage your enamel. All it takes is a quick survey among colleagues or a quick Reddit search to fear even the simplest dental procedures.

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Common Dentistry Myths Debunked

Fortunately, most of the terrifying information perpetuated could not be further from the truth. Most common dental procedures nowadays are comfortable and safe. Thanks to advancements and innovations in dentistry, they will rarely cause permanent issues. That said, we have decided to improve comfort in dentistry by debunking some of the common myths in this industry.

Myth 1: Root Canals are Extremely Painful

The primary reason behind this myth is that root canals involved techniques that were immensely painful for the patient. However, that is no longer the case as new techniques have been developed, including using anesthesia. Today, root canals are a comfortable and efficient dental procedure that is actually done to eliminate the pain caused by an infected tooth.

Myth 2: Dental Fillings are Uncomfortable

Some even think dental fillings can affect your ability to chew, but this is not the case. Dental fillings are designed to restore the function of your teeth. Thanks to numbing agents and modern tools, the process is relatively pain-free and so convenient that it can be done in a single appointment. In addition, the practitioner will employ the latest techniques to ensure the surrounding tissues are thoroughly numbed to make you completely oblivious to the procedure.

Myth 3: A Dental Crown Protects Teeth from Cavities

While we would want this to be the case, unfortunately, it’s not! Cavities can still develop below the dental crown or cap even when the tooth that would otherwise be visible is mostly covered. As such, brushing your teeth regularly and observing dental hygiene is advisable.

Myth 4: Removing a Tooth is Better than Having a Root Canal

The reality is that saving the natural tooth is better. Due to the myth mentioned above (root canals are excruciating), many people claim it would be better to have the tooth extracted rather than undergo a root canal procedure. The world of cosmetic dentistry has seen significant advancements over the decade. But to preserve your normal aesthetic and function, keeping the natural tooth is best.

Myth 5: People Will Notice a Dental Implant

Contrary to popular belief, dental implants are designed to blend in with natural teeth. Since they do not use any metallic parts and are primarily made of porcelain, dental implants imitate your teeth’ natural color and translucence. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that even people who know you can distinguish an implant from your natural teeth unless you tell them.

Myth 6: Dental Bridges are Prone to Falling Out Easily

The fact is that dental bridges are designed to be a durable and permanent solution for missing teeth. Yes, they may become loosened over time, but it’s uncommon for them to fall out. If any issues arise, a simple trip to the dentist will handle it. The practitioner will adjust and tighten up the brides, ascertaining they continue to function optimally for many years to come.


And there you have it, the common dentistry myths debunked. Before you undergo any procedure, however, it is imperative that you discuss it with your doctor so that you have all the factual information. Clear communication will also ensure that you do not fear a procedure due to a myth.

Your dental health is our top priority at J Street Dental Group. Our comprehensive common dentistry services are designed to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Our skilled dentists and dedicated team use the latest tools and techniques to ensure your dental care is efficient, effective, and tailored to your individual needs. Trust us to provide you with the highest quality dental care in a comfortable and caring environment – schedule an appointment or contact us via (916) 443 – 5677.



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