Dental patients are more informed than ever before and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge about dentistry 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 Kelowna area, however, not to take online dental information at face value. As the saying goes, trust but verify.
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 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 the team at Love Your Smile. You can count on us for accurate information and quality care.
At Love Your Smile, we are enthusiastic about 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!
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