Dental patients are more informed than ever before. It’s not surprising to us at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati 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. We caution our friends and neighbors in the Cincinnati area, however, not to depend entirely on online dental information. Come to us for a second opinion.
Misconceptions about medical treatment in general and dentistry in particular began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous. But the web has exponentially accelerated the speed and distance they can travel.
Some of the most common 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 required dental treatment because of something they read online. We encourage our patients to discuss all areas of concern with us.
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