Teeth, dentists, dental care and oral health include quite a lot of myths. People are actually quite prone to making mistakes when it comes to their teeth and these mistakes could be lessened if they made the right decisions. Thus here we dispel the misunderstands and myths regarding teeth, in order to prevent the mistakes people make with their teeth and the trouble they have to face because of it.
Myth 1: ‘A regular dentist can do anything.’
When people become accustomed to a regular dentist or their family dentist, they begin assuming that the dentist knows everything which is quite a dangerous assumption. The fact is that not every dentist is equal since each of them has a different level of skill and training. Thus sometimes it is appropriate to be skeptical when choosing a dentist.
Myth 2: ‘Remove teeth once they get bad.’
People would certainly love it if removing any bad tooth was the ideal solution but it isn’t. Removing a bad tooth will surely get rid of pain but the procedure actually leads to chain reaction that affects the other teeth. There are chances of losing other teeth, facing impairment in chewing and even gum disease due to the space or gap created by the removal of a bad tooth.
Myth 3: ‘Dentures worked fine for others and they should work fine for you.’
For some people tolerating just about anything seems possible. Many people in fact manage to eat even without wearing dentures at all. Many people even wear upper dentures without wearing the lower denture which is an unusual exception. Nonetheless these are all rare exceptions that vary from person to person. There is a one in ten chance for dentures to function normally for people. Thus, for anyone to find out whether they can tolerate dentures or not, is not possible they lose all their teeth.
Myth 4: ‘It is just fine to fix the front teeth since the back ones are not visible.’
It is obvious that everyone values their smile and this leads them to wrongly believe that only their front teeth matter. The problem is that the back teeth are important too, since we grind and chew our food with them. In fact, the front teeth would eventually break down if we started using them for chewing and grinding. There is off course a reason that we have back teeth. Thus, it is important to equally take care of all your teeth.
By dispelling such ludicrous myths, dentistry can be less difficult and challenging.