Before the XX.th century dentistry was for the most part completely unregulated. Many times monks dealt with dental problems, as they were the only people who understood anything about the human body.
The human oral cavity is home to startling number of different strains of bacteria and microbes, not to mention the enzymes that deal with them. There are also trace amounts of fungus in the mouth, and every once in a while, especially when the immune system is over taxed, these funguses can start to proliferate extensively, and cause a fungal infection in the mouth.
In our first segment, we showed you 10 dental myths and their refutations. The previous myths included the belief that more expensive toothpaste is necessarily better, that chewing gum negates the need to brush teeth, that decayed teeth need to be extracted, and other such nonsense. The list was far from complete though, and this week we are going to expose another 10 ridiculous dental misunderstandings that are prevalent.
Tooth whitening has outgrown itself in marvelous ways. Although definitely a cosmetic dental procedure, it is by far much more popular than any other one, indeed, in some countries, tooth whitening is more popular than all other cosmetic procedures combined. It is a procedure that many of us feel is indispensable, and do not feel like our teeth are completely clean without them.
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