By Shannon Kaiser
You’ve heard all the standard fixes to help improve your health, like vitamin C can protect against a cold, don’t go outside with your hair wet to prevent getting sick, warm milk can help you fall asleep and flossing after you brush your teeth will fight cavities. Or do they?
Myth: Sitting too close to the screen will ruin your eyes.
When the television was invented and it first become popular in the 1950’s, they emitted a lot more radiation than they do today. So your parents' parents and even your parents may be carrying this myth around, but with new technology and advances in television there is no scientific proof that it can harm your children’s eyes. The dizzy feeling you may feel after spending a long time in front of the screen, whether it is a computer screen after a long day at work or your television is caused from eyestrain. This is separate from the radiation emitted from a television screen. If you get headaches from staring at your screen, then relieve it with a light massage around your eyes. This can work wonders.
Myth: Vitamin C prevents colds.
Although we have grown up to believe that the more we pump up with vitamin C the less sick we will be, but this isn’t necessary true. Although it is a fact that if we don’t get enough vitamin c we will get sick but not with a runny nose or common cold. There is a lot of scientific research documented people who took regular doses of vitamin C and those that didn’t. There are no links and no difference between the number of duration of common colds suffered by people who take vitamin C and those that don’t.
Myth: Floss after you brush to prevent cavities.
Most of us grow up knowing how important it is to floss our teeth, but the majority of people who floss do so after they brush their teeth. Although this is a good practice it is better for your oral health to floss before you brush. That way you remove the food particles and plaque build up before you clean your teeth. In this manner you will clean more of your teeth and prevent cavities better. For more health advice visit the Doctors at Tendercare Dental, a Dentist in Tigard.