This article aims to correct these misconceptions and to have them realize and change the faulty practices in maintaining dental health to its optimal level. Here are some of the most common Dental Myths that most patients and dentists believe.
McAllen, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/13/2015 -- In this present time, dentistry has truly evolved from the crude practice that is fundamentally based on folk medicine and cure to a more organized and structured medical discipline with all its underlying principles and rationales based on scientific backgrounds and technological advancements. But, in spite of the modernization of the dental industry, some dental myths and misconceptions have continued to be passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth.
This article aims to correct these misconceptions and to have them realize and change the faulty practices in maintaining dental health to its optimal level. Here are some of the most common Dental Myths that most patients and dentists believe:
#1 MYTH: According to Robert Carlton, Ph.D., a former US EPA Scientist, "Fluoridation is one of the greatest scientific and dental frauds of the century". It is actually in the 1940s when scientific studies were made proving that people drinking from natural water sources with naturally existing fluoride have healthier teeth than those people drinking from local water sources with less concentration of fluoride; hence scientists have produced and added man-made fluoride to the water systems to promote dental health.
FACTS about #1 MYTH: When a great amount of fluoride is accumulated based on daily consumption, it could lead to poisoning, bone fragility, glucose intolerance, thyroid diseases, and cardiovascular diseases and in latest studies, excessive fluoride intake may also lead to Alzheimer's disease. Experts may have overlooked that those people with healthy teeth are taking in natural fluoride and not commercially manufactured ones that is why it is safe.
#2 MYTH: It has been believed that for severe dental caries and the family dentist would mostly advise that the root canal is a treatment of choice because it is safe.
FACTS about #2 MYTH: The tooth has actually 4 major canals as taught in dental schools and this is a fact that dentists rely on, but, in reality there are also some accessory canals that are rarely mentioned according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, an acclaimed author and publicist about medical and dental issues and topics. According to his research, when root canal is performed, the pulp is removed and is replaced by dental fillings; in this case, oral bacteria still exists and could become toxic to the body and if the body's immune system is compromised, the toxins may enter the circulation and cause infection and may ultimately cause major complications although the basic idea in doing a root canal is to prevent the infection.
#3 MYTH: Some dentists will advise their young patients that It's better to have their wisdom tooth removed in their young age even when there are no discomforts felt to prevent impacted wisdom tooth.
FACTS about #3 MYTH: Studies and research have shown that there are only about 10% to 12% of people who develop impacted wisdom tooth. And according to experts, removal of the wisdom tooth may cause problems such as pain, swelling, trismus, bleeding, periodontal damage, absolute or permanent paresthesia, alveolar osteitis and many more. Why would dentists advise healthy wisdom tooth when they very well know the complications of doing so?
These are only some of the myths that people have lived with for centuries, but with modern dentistry everything is explained based on scientific studies and rationales.
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