Dental patients are more informed than ever before. Much of this knowledge about oral health and dental treatment comes from online sources. While proactive self-education can be helpful, especially if it assists in living a healthy lifestyle, we caution our patients not to count on online dental information until your dentist verifies its accuracy.
Misconceptions about medical and dental treatment 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, misinformed patients who delay treatment experience permanent dental health consequences. We encourage all of our patients to discuss all areas of concern with Dr. Hovden. You can trust our knowledgeable staff for accurate information and quality care.
At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. Since 1981, we have provided exceptional general and cosmetic dental services including TMJ treatment, Lumineers, restorative dentistry, Invisalign, and sleep apnea and snoring.