In the fast paced world of these modern times, it can be impossible to enjoy a few minutes of peace and away from the intrusions of technology. Luckily the professionals at EK Dental Surgery are happy to offer you this small diversion; a random (more or less) list of myths related to pain in your teeth. Toothaches aren’t fun, but we hope the list is.
Some of the myths that revolve around how to cure a toothache can be quite entertaining and sometimes ridiculous.
- Perhaps the most ridiculous myth is that kissing a donkey, or another similar critter, might cure a toothache. FALSE! Unless the donkey actually kicked the tooth out, kissing him would have no effect on your teeth and most likely lead to legal problems and a complete loss of friends.
- One dental myth is that Onions have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that control a toothache. Onions might provide relief from pain by killing some of the germs causing an infection, but they do nothing to relieve the damage that has caused the toothache. Also, most people who chew onions have really bad breath!
- Lastly, there is a myth that chewing cloves will cure a toothache. Again, FALSE, but this time with a bit of a disclaimer. Cloves do contain eugenol, a chemical that can temporarily cleanse and numb an area. So chewing on cloves can offer initial relief from the pain of a toothache. However, the toothache is in no way treated, and a quick visit to your dentist is still necessary.
Because this ‘treatment’, does not work and donkeys are stubborn and dangerous? Your best answer for a toothache is a quick visit to EK Dental Surgery, where any dental issue can be quickly and painlessly addressed.
If you want to keep your smile healthy, beautiful, and toothache free, make an appointment today! EK Dental Surgery offers a wide range of preventative and cosmetic dental procedures that will help you achieve the smile of your dreams, for the holidays and beyond!
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