Busting Dental Myths

Here at your West Seattle dentist office, Dr. Kirchner wanted to bust some common myths about your dental health.  For instance, people assume sugar is the evil causing cavities and therefore must be avoided at all cost.  WRONG!  While sugar is great food for the bacteria that cause cavities on your teeth, its the amount of time your teeth are exposed to sugar rather than the actual exposure to sugar that can be the issue.  So if you sucked on one piece of hard candy for 30 min and didn’t brush that would be waaaay worse than sucking on 5 pieces of hard candy for 30 min and brushing after.  Check out the info graphic below to find out more about common dental myths.