In the workaday we live in these days, it can be difficult to sneak a few minutes of peace and calm away from the always-present advertising campaigns that surround us.
However, the professionals at Prevent Dental Suite would like to offer you a small break and offer this semi-random list of dental myths (featuring absolutely NO advertising content!). Enjoy!
Some of the myths that revolve around how to cure a toothache can be quite entertaining.
- Perhaps the strangest myth is that kissing a donkey, or some similar equine, will cure a toothache. This will only cure the toothache if the donkey accidentally kicks your teeth out, and then you will have much larger problems.
The best answer to a toothache is to see your Kallangur dentist. We are much easier to contact than most donkeys and use only the latest and best techniques.
- An example of a potentially dangerous myth is that placing an aspirin on a sore tooth is better than swallowing the aspirin to deal with toothache pain.
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) can cause swelling in soft tissues and can complicate dental issues, even causing gum ulcers. Aspirin must be swallowed and ingested into the blood stream in order to attain its analgesic effects.
- Lastly, there is a myth that chewing cloves will cure a toothache. NOT TRUE! Cloves do contain eugenol, a chemical that can cleanse and numb an area but that is only temporary relief from the pain of a toothache, which does nothing to address the toothache itself. The real answer to a toothache is a trip to Prevent Dental Suites.
At Prevent Dental Suites, we go above and beyond to help improve your dental care and oral health, including preventing and treating toothaches. We are your partners in dental and general health!
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