Peace and calm can be hard to come by in todays’ fast paced and always busy world. It can be nearly impossible to enjoy a few minutes of peace and calm without being the target of some advertising campaign or other.
At Innovative Dental we would like to offer up this small diversion – a short collection of dental myths that some people continue to believe, even today. We hope you enjoy it.
Some of the myths that revolve around how to cure a toothache can be quite entertaining.
- An example of a not-so-funny myth is that placing an aspirin on a sore tooth is better than swallowing the aspirin. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) can cause swelling in soft tissues and complicate dental issues.
- One of the strangest myths is from the middle ages and includes a candle made of sheep suet. “Take a candle of sheep’ suet, some eringo seed being mixed therewith, and burn it as near the tooth as possible, some cold water being held under the candle.
- Lastly, there is a myth that chewing cloves will cure a toothache. This myth is actually partly based in fact. Cloves do contain eugenol, a chemical that can cleanse and numb an area, so they can offer temporary relief from a toothache. The problem is that the real problem still remains. The source of the problem can be fixed at your local Innovative Dental.
Aspirin must be swallowed and ingested into the blood stream in order to have any effect on pain. Placing an aspirin in your mouth to treat toothache is like taping aspirin to your knuckles to treat arthritis pain – it’s just not going to work.
The worms (destroying the tooth) will drop into the water, in order to escape from the heat of the candle.” This is obviously false. Not only will this have no effect on a toothache, but it might also lead to nasty burns. And who knows where to find “eringo seed”?
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