Dental patients are more informed than ever before and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge about oral health and dental treatment is gleaned from online sources. Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it helps with living a healthy lifestyle. At the Yuma Dentist, we caution our friends and neighbors not to rely on online dental information exclusively; let us verify its accuracy.
Misconceptions about medical treatment in general, and dentistry in particular, began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous. But the web has accelerated the speed and distance they can travel.
Some of the most frequent dental myths are focused on the safety of x-rays, the risk of root canals, the facts about fluoride, and the effectiveness of alternative practices such as oil pulling.
In worst-case scenarios, patients delay or avoid dental treatment because of something they read online. We encourage our patients to bring any concerns to The Yuma Dentist. We’ll help you sort the reliable information from the less-reliable.
At Yuma Family Dentist, we are enthusiastic about keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. Schedule your next appointment with us today.