New Albany, IN (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Louisville dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur is warning Americans that misinformation is partly to blame for the $ 108 billion we spend annually on general and cosmetic dentistry.
It also is at least partially responsible for why 74 percent of all Americans suffer from at least one type of periodontal disease in their lifetime.
There are these things that everybody knows that are completely wrong, Dr. Receveur said.
Here are four tips on dental health myths you should ignore:
1. Bad breath comes from not brushing your teeth. While 85 percent of all cases of bad breath do originate in the mouth, not all of it comes from uncleanliness. Several illnesses, acid reflux and dry mouth can all cause bad breath.
2. Brush your teeth after meals. Some foods, especially those that are acidic, can soften your tooth enamel. Brushing your teeth before that enamel rehardens into the hardest substance in your body can wear it away. You should wait at least 30 minutes, studies show.
3. Teeth whitening gives you a movie star-white smile. Teeth whitening is the number one cosmetic dental procedure in this country. Those who get professional teeth whitening usually have very good results, even if it takes multiple treatments. But for some of those with poor oral hygiene, cavities and deep stains, no amount of teeth whitening will give them bright white teeth.
4. Only bad food causes cavities. This myth probably stems from decades of dentists warning patients against eating too much sugary food and drinking sugary soda. However, plenty of healthy foods contain sugars. They contain acid, too. So be careful of citrus fruits, honey and sports drinks.
Dr. Receveur, who practices in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., is a Louisville cosmetic family dentist and general dentist offering such services as teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers.
Dr. Receveur also is an expert in more advanced implant dentistry like All on Four dental implants, All on Six dental implants, mini dental implants, dental implants in one day, dental implants in one hour, Strickland facelift dentures, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry.
Dr. Receveur offers a lifetime warranty on dental implants and a five-year warranty on all cosmetic and prosthetic work.
Dr. Receveur, a New Albany native, has been the family dentist of choice for Southern Indiana and Louisville since 1981.
Dr. Receveur was born with a partial cleft palate that left him with a missing front tooth. As a child he wore an awful removable partial. As a teenager, Dr. Receveur received a permanent bridge, but his dentist destroyed one of his healthy, natural teeth in the process. These dental experiences helped drive him to find better dental solutions for his patients.
Dr. Receveur graduated from Indiana University Southeast with honors in chemistry, after which he earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Receveur has attended more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training and even gone to Portugal to study with the best dentists in the world. He has been awarded numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Sedation, Comprehensive, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry so he may provide the most current dental techniques to his Louisville and New Albany dental patients.
Those in and around Louisville find a cosmetic dentist and implant and reconstructive dentistry at NewAlbanyImplants.com for more information.