In the fast-paced modern world, it can be hard to find even a few minutes of peace and calm. We are surrounded by noise, interactions, and advertising campaigns.
To give you a break, the professionals at Smart Smile Dental offer you a diversion with this short (more or less) collection of dental facts myths. Please enjoy it.
Some of the myths that revolve around how to cure a toothache can be quite entertaining.
- One possibly dangerous myth is that placing an aspirin on a sore tooth is better than swallowing the aspirin. FALSE! Aspirin is actually acetylsalicylic acid, which can cause swelling in soft tissues and can complicate dental issues.
- One of the silliest myths dates from the middle ages, is surprisingly complicated, 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.
- Finally, there is also a myth that chewing cloves will cure a toothache. This is false, but needs an explanation. Cloves do contain eugenol, a chemical that can cleanse and numb an area for a period of time. So it is possible that chewing on cloves could offer temporary relief from the pain of a toothache, albeit, not fixing the cause of the problem. To fix the cause of a toothache, visit your Smart Smile Dental office!
You wouldn’t put aspirin on your forehead to treat a headache, and neither would you put it on a tooth for a toothache.
The worms (destroying the tooth) will drop into the water, in order to escape from the heat of the candle.” Obviously, it is not very clever to put a candle near a tooth, in any circumstances!
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