Common Misconceptions about Dentists
The media and Hollywood have painted dentists in a less than favorable light. In fact, they often portray them as pain causing and insensitive. Usually when represented in pop culture, they have a bad reputation for being cold, unfriendly and for asking you questions you cannot answer because you have instruments in your mouth.
These stereotypes could not be further from the truth. In fact, dentists tend to get involved in dentistry because they genuinely wish to be of service to others. Here are some of the most common misconceptions out there:
Dentists Enjoy Causing Pain
If you ask your dentist, he or she will probably tell you the greatest anxiety they feel ...