There are many myths associated with oral health that are based on myth, but they are not true in reality. This article will demystify some of these myths.
1. Hypersensitivity can be permanently cured with desensitizing toothpaste.
The cause of hypersensitivity is the erosion of the enamel and the exposure of the layer underneath (called dentin). Dentin has several micro-pores and microtubules that get exposed when the enamel gets worn off. Exposure to these pores (dentinal tubules) causes sensitivity when the teeth are exposed to hot/cold foods or air. Desensitizing toothpaste contains formulations that help block the transmission of pain signals from the surface of your tooth to the nerve inside, as a result. A patient gets temporary relief from pain. Therefore, hypersensitivity cannot be permanently cured by it.
2. After orthodontic treatment, retainers are not necessary.
A dentist moves teeth during orthodontic therapy from their natural position to the new one. The process is caused by selective bone resorption and deposition around the moving teeth. Being elastic in nature, jawbones have the tendency to return to their original position, which is called “orthodontic relapse." Therefore, it is necessary to wear a retainer after removing an orthodontic bracket, which helps hold the teeth in the new position until the newly formed bone around the teeth has matured. There are two types of retainers: one that is removable and one that is fixed. Depending on the type of orthodontic correction you have undergone, you will wear a particular type of retainer for a specific amount of time. Retainers should not be removed from the mouth for any reason.
3. A crown need not be placed on a root canal- treated tooth.
Root Canal Treatment helps remove infected soft tissue (pulp) from inside a tooth, along with cleaning, disinfecting, and filling it with an inert filling material. The soft tissues contain blood vessels and nerves that help give nourishment to the teeth. Due to the absence of blood flow and nourishment, a tooth that has been extracted becomes non-vital and may become more brittle. Therefore, a root canal-treated tooth is prone to fracture, especially when biting or chewing hard food. Therefore, the tooth needs a crown after it has been treated with a root canal.
4. Colored barcodes on toothpaste indicate its ingredients.
Most kinds of toothpaste available on the market today contain some common basic ingredients. While each brand may have slight variations in its formula, most of them contain the same class of ingredients such as abrasives, coloring/flavoring agents, detergents, fluorides, humectants (a chemical that prevents moisture loss from surfaces), preservatives, sweeteners, and whiteners. Of late, it has been widely circulated on social media that the colour of the strips found at the base of a toothpaste tube is indicative of its ingredients. It is evident from the sizable number of patients and members of the public who pose this question to their dentists. The truth is that the coloured stripes at the ends of toothpaste tubes have nothing to do with the ingredients present in toothpaste. A barcode is an optical, machine-readable representation of data, lines, or bars affixed to retail store items, identification cards, or postal mail to identify a particular product number, person, or location.
5. Tobacco use does not always increase the risk of cancer.
Tobacco is dangerous to your health, The substances that are inhaled through smoking doesn’t just affect the lungs but the entire body. Smoking can lead to a variety of ongoing complications in the body, besides causing long-term systemic conditions.
A cigarette contains about 600 ingredients. In the process of burning, these ingredients will create more than 7000 chemicals. There are at least 69 chemicals that can give rise to cancer, which is highly toxic. The effects of smoking may not be immediate, but its complications are. Tobacco use can cause serious health problems. When you stop smoking, this can be reversed.
Nicotine, present in tobacco, is a mood-altering drug. Nicotine reaches the brain in a few seconds and makes a smoker feel more energised. But as the effect wears off, a smoker feels tired and craves more. Smoking can be overcome using a variety of methods, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), gum, patches, inhalers, and medications like Chantix or Zyban.
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