Dental patients are more informed than ever before and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge about general dentistry, and specialized procedures like root canals, is gleaned from online sources. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we believe that troactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it helps with living a healthy lifestyle.
That said, we caution our friends and neighbors in the Orem area, not to take online dental information at face value. Misconceptions about dentistry began long before the Internet changed everything, but the web has accelerated matters.
Some of the most prevalent 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 necessary dental treatment because of something they encounter online. We encourage our patients to discuss all areas of concern with us.
At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we are devoted to keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. Our motives are straightforward and transparent. You can’t always determine who operates and funds online dental sites, so be careful out there. Schedule an appointment with us today, and bring your questions.
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