Commonly Held Myths about DentistryFacts that Challenge these Myths
As we age our gums recede. We get long in the toothUndue forces of a poor bite can cause bone loss
If my gums are receding I must be brushing too hardBone and gums recede in response to bite forces (soft toothbrushes can’t do this)
Worn teeth are a symptom of ageWorn teeth occur as a result of poor function or para-function (again a result of bite forces out of balance)
My bone loss is because I didn’t take better care of my teethBone loss can be because of bacteria but in most cases results mainly from the undue forces of an imbalance in the bite
Orthodontics cured me of a poor bite when I was youngOrthodontics of the last 50 years was all about lining up smiles (not aligning chewing to true joint centered bites) The results of poor bites start to show up in midlife
My jaw being misaligned is just something I have to live withAfter careful diagnosis, it is often not difficult to align the bite so that it is self-protective


The fact that my dentistry has worn out is normal


In a properly aligned and self-protective bite dentistry will last much longer
My night guard protects my teeth and jaw joints
Most night guards cushion the teeth from each other but actually increase the muscle activity and can damage the joint
My dentist should decide what is best for my mouthWe believe that a co-created treatment plan provides the basis of a trusting and long-term relationship.

We encourage you to contact the team at Living Wellness Dental Dorchester with any questions or comments you may have. Drs. Robertson, MacLean, and MacLean offer Calgary, AB area clients biological and biocompatible solutions for their smiles. Please call our office at (587) 327-1500 to schedule your appointment and find out more about all we have to offer for you and your family.