10 Most Stupid Lies About Dentists That Will Shock You – Dental Practice Management

Check out 10 most idiotic ideas on Dentistry! What the F ! In the 21st century there are still some prevailing ideas and notions about dentistry that will not only make you laugh but also very angry. These hilarious yet idiotic lies show that many people are still not very aware regarding oral health and dentistry as a medical science.

Dental Practice Management: The top 10 myths & Lies about dentists that will shock you. This post will provide some of the most idiotic notions about dentistry.

Top Ten Myths & Lies

About Dentists That Will Shock You

(Original Article By Dr. Charles Martin has been delivering cosmetic, implant and functional dental solutions for his patients from all over the world for the past 30 years. To learn more about his practice visit his website at Richmond Smile CenterThis article has been edited & reimagined By Dr. Akash. Pictures designed by Dr.Deb)

There are a lot of myths about dental care, teeth, dentists and oral health. The mistakes that people make with their teeth are needless; if they really understood the decisions they were making far fewer mistakes would be made. The purpose of this article is to set the record straight, prevent the mistakes and to dispel the myths and misunderstandings that get people in trouble with their teeth.

Myth 1: “A dentist is a dentist is a dentist & Not a Doctor”

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Think of it this way: if you were hiring an attorney to buy a house, you would hire a real estate attorney. If you were going to a courtroom, you would hire a litigator. If you’re going to hire an architect to build a house, you’d hire a very different architect than the one paid to develop a whole city.

Likewise, it’s important for you to understand just what type of dentist you need. For many, a regular family dentist is the right answer. For others, that’s not nearly enough. The more serious your dental needs are the more experience, training, talent, skill, and judgment you need. There are more than 10 specialties in dentistry. So depending on the specific type of dental problem you have, you will need to visit a dentist of the particular

There are more than 10 specialties in dentistry. So depending on the specific type of dental problem you have, you will need to visit a dentist of the particular specialty.

Myth 2: “My regular dentist can handle everything.”

Most often, this isn’t the case. In fact, it’s dangerous to assume that your dentist knows everything that you need him to know. Be skeptical, and understand that sometimes you need to find the dentist who has more care, skill, and training. The gap between dentists – in skill, knowledge, and training – is greater than it has ever been. In today’s rapidly expanding knowledge, no dentist can work completely single & isolated forever. Many dentists are now working in collaboration to provide a complete & wholesome treatment.

See Next Myth: Patient just wants to take it out.

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Myth 3: “When they get bad, just take them out.”

Boy, if this were only the right solution, we would love it! Removing the offending tooth does make sense in a way: it gets rid of the pain. But every time you remove a tooth there is a whole series of chain reactions that occur: your other teeth move. The gap or space created causes additional stresses on other teeth, often resulting in an impaired chewing function, gum disease and loss of still more teeth. If simply yanking teeth were the end-all solution, people would just take all their teeth out and get dentures.

In fact, for a time in certain countries, including Canada, this was thought to be the ultimate wedding gift: To remove all the teeth and give the wedding couple dentures. Seriously. That way they would always avoid dental problems in the future. But we know that’s not true. In fact, dentures are the equivalent of oral wigs, and most people are much more satisfied with wearing their own hair than with wearing a wig.

Myth 4: “Teeth is not related to health !!!

Is it ???? It is just for cosmetic purpose”

Yes … I have heard this silliest comment!

I absolutely lost my cool on this statement. I shouted then why have you come to a dental college? The patient said – I just want my teeth cleaned!

We tried to explain him side effects of smoking and tobacco chewing! But to no use. Well, some people can’t be taught !!!

Next Patient Myth: What’s the use of treating posterior teeth?

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Myth 5: “No one can see the back ones,

it will be just fine to only fix the front.”

If I just had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that one! However insane the sentiment seems, it does point out one thing: that people value the appearance of their smile. And indeed, a lot of times people can’t see the back ones. But there are serious problems with such logic. Your back teeth are made for chewing and grinding your food.

The front teeth are made for viewing. If you try to chew with the teeth made for exposure, the teeth will break down. The back teeth are there for a reason. They give you the ability to chew and to function. Think of your front teeth like a pair of scissors: they’re good for incising, smiling, speaking, singing, and expressing yourself. But they aren’t so good for chewing up a steak.

It just doesn’t work well. And in fact, just like a pair of scissors, when you try to chew with your front teeth, you wear out the edges, your teeth shorten, start to break down and break off. Not good.

Myth 6: “My poorly aligned bite isn’t that big a deal.”

Actually, it may be a very big deal. We know that for some people, their bite being off causes them pain with chewing, pain to the jaw joints, pain in the neck, and chronic headaches. In fact, some estimate that over 75% of all headaches are muscle-contraction headaches that could be related to a poor bite.

If you think of your head as about a six-pound ball sitting on your spine, balanced by all the muscles in the neck and the face and the head, you realise that when one muscle or several muscles get into a bad place -a strained position- it can pull in such a way that all the other muscles are strained. And that muscle strain causes muscle contraction. Those contractions can cause headaches.

We often find that people whose bite is off will accommodate by changing their neck posture. And as soon as their neck posture changes, they start to have neck pain. This frequently occurs with computer users who sit in front of a monitor all day long. Additionally, whenever you affect the spine, that effect ripples from the top to the bottom of the spine.

Not only that, bite misalignment can cause you to break or crack teeth, or cause the dental work to wear prematurely, excessively or even fail. So, the bite being off can be a very big deal. We know that a bad bite causes a lot of stress to the entire chewing mechanism, and this stress doesn’t relieve itself easily. It takes time and a lot of relaxation. So I sometimes see people that are heavily medicated just to put up with their pain. It isn’t necessary. I’ve seen people whose bite is off who have accommodated for years and years and suddenly, because of their other stresses in life, they no longer have the “body energy” necessary to maintain themselves in spite of that bad bite, and things start to go downhill.

Often, and to my dismay, I hear: “This is the way God made me, so it must be okay.” Well, it isn’t okay. When you can’t see, most get a set of glasses or contact lenses or have some type of surgery to correct things. If your hand isn’t working correctly, almost anyone would seek therapy and sometimes surgery to get his hand functioning correctly.

The “God made me this way” argument usually doesn’t work out so well.

Wouldn’t you agree?

See Next: The Biggest Patient Myth – Dentists are not doctors !

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Myth 7: “Dentists really aren’t well trained anyway –

at least not like real doctors.”

All dentists have four years of undergraduate education, four years of dental school, and the good ones have myriad continuing education beyond that. Some have training in well beyond the scope of what most average doctors receive. Dentists ARE trained. And today we’re actually helping to train the medical community to understand the connection between the mouth and the whole body.

And together with our medical colleagues, we’re beginning to realize the impact of stress and bacterial infection from tooth decay and gum disease and the effects it has on the body.

Myth 8: “My teeth don’t really matter that much.”

Wrong. Your teeth do matter. They matter at every level: Your looks, your health, your own self-concept, and how long you live. Keep reading and you’ll never hold onto that myth again. Man is the only mammal that can live at all without its teeth. All other mammals die without their teeth. Do you think the loss of your teeth is innocuous? Think again.

See Next: The Number 9 Patient Myth!

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Myth 9: “My parents both lost their teeth,

so my problems must be hereditary.”

Just because your parents lost their teeth doesn’t mean you will, too. Are some dental problems hereditary? Yes. How often is the heredity the reason that you have a dental problem? Very, very, seldom. Only in a very small percentage of cases is heredity the reason that a patient loses his teeth. Just because Mom and Dad lost their teeth due to gum disease doesn’t mean that you will. It’s more likely they didn’t care for their teeth or didn’t know how to. The purpose of this book is for you to know how to care for your teeth so you don’t lose them.

Myth 10: “Lose a tooth for every child.”

I’ve heard this from many a mother. There is no evidence of any sort that supports the concept that for every baby that is born, you will lose a tooth. Yes, it is true that your body does go through physiologic changes during pregnancy. That’s normal, but it doesn’t mean you are destined to lose a tooth or even should. This is one of the weirdest things I ever heard on dentistry!

(Original Article By Dr. Charles Martin has been delivering cosmetic, implant and functional dental solutions for his patients from all over the world for the past 30 years. To learn more about his practice visit his website at Richmond Smile CenterThis article has been edited & reimagined By Dr. Akash. Pictures designed by Dr.Deb)