People are more informed about dentistry than ever before, and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge comes from the Internet. Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it helps with living a healthy lifestyle. But Jordan Landing Smiles cautions our friends and neighbors not to rely on dental information from the Internet exclusively.
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 required dental treatment because of something they read online. We encourage our patients to discuss all areas of concern with us. You can trust us for accurate information and quality care.