Dental patients are more informed than ever before and it’s not surprising 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 aids in living a healthy lifestyle. We caution our friends and neighbors in the Dallas area, however, not to depend on online dental information until their dentist verifies its accuracy.
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 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 needed dental treatment because of something they encounter online. We encourage our patients to discuss all areas of concern with Dr. Rao. You can depend on Dr. Rao for accurate information and quality care.
At The Addison Dentist, we are dedicated 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!
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