Dental health or oral health is one of the highly ignored matters and people visit the dentist only at the time when they undergo any type of problem like swelling of the gums, pain or loss of teeth at an early age, etc. Whereas the fact is that like other physical problem dental problems should be given the same importance and ignoring them can result in the emergence of a big problem.
This, however, doesn’t mean that there is a lack of dental clinics in their city or people are not aware of the oral problem. The reason of ignorance towards oral health are the myths or believes due to which people hesitate in visiting the dentist. Well, now the question arises that what those myths that stop them from visiting the dentist.
- Oral Treatment is Painful: It would not be wrong to say that it is one of the common fear found in most of the people about oral treatment. This may be either due to previous experience or on the basis of feedback or experience of their known ones. Interestingly, this is only a myth, because going through the vast technical developments across the world, in the field of dentistry, today there is a plethora of methods used by the dentists that are helpful in offering pain-free dental treatment to the patients. These methods include local anesthetic, the Wand, oral sedation, and IV sedation. All these methods do not let the patient realize the pain during any type of treatment, whether it is dental surgery or extracting the tooth.
- Teeth weaken with the age: There are lots of people who think that as the age grows there is a decline in the working efficiency of the teeth. It would be interesting to know that the people who are concerned towards oral health since their childhood and also during the youth age, enjoy healthy teeth throughout their life.
- You need to visit the dentist only at the time of the problem: There is an old saying that “prevention is better than cure”. As detecting and getting the treatment of any physical problem minimizes the chances of its further extension, similarly, diagnosing and treating the oral problem, in the beginning, is helpful in getting rid of its more easily and cost-effectively. Even, if a person is not suffering from any type of oral problem, it is better to visit the dentist at least twice a week to avoid any problem.
- Oral health has nothing to do with other physical disorders: If you think that poor oral health has nothing to do with your body, then you are at an edge of making a big mistake. Because, a person suffering from the problem of tooth decay and other dental problems, can get his body affected by bacteria, which gradually enters his bloodstream and affect his overall health.
Apart from above-mentioned myths, there are lots of various other believes due to which people do not pay attention to oral health.