Dental health - Oral myths debunked

Eating fruit before you go to bed cleans your teeth and all mouthwashes do the same job are some of the myths related to dental health, but experts rule them out as lack of knowledge.

Antiseptic mouthwashes may up heart attack risk

Certain types of mouthwash can kill off `good` bacteria in the mouth, spiking blood pressure and increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned.

Mouthwashes increase risk of oral cancer

Mouthwashes may be recommended to
treat dental infection and inflammation, but Australian
scientists have claimed that frequent use of these solutions,
mostly alcohol-based, increases risk of oral cancer up to
nine times.

Mouthwashes increase risk of oral cancer

Mouthwashes may be recommended to
treat dental infection and inflammation, but Australian
scientists have claimed that frequent use of these solutions,
mostly alcohol-based, increases risk of oral cancer up to
nine times.