It’s not “not flossing”. It’s not “forgetting to brush”. It’s not “your diet”.
Nope. None of those.
In fact, it’s not what you think it is…
But it is what you think.
You think sugar causes tooth decay. But you’re wrong. However, it’s not your fault. The mistake lies (subliminal meaning) in the dental profession.
The dental profession thinks you can’t handle the truth because you’re too stressed at the dentist to understand the truth, you’re not interested to know, you won’t comprehend the truth, it’s too hard to explain, you don’t pay attention, you don’t listen, don’t follow advice, etc.
I’ll tell you the biggest mistake through a story because I think it’s the best way to explain it.
The backstory of the #1 oral health mistake
The first time I learned of it was in September 1982. I had recently quit my 2nd year of a master’s program in biology to begin dental school. It was my second week of dental school and I was reading a couple of chapters ahead on the subject of cariology — the study of tooth decay.
I read that:
- sugar does not cause tooth decay
- tooth decay is a microbial, infectious, transmissible disease
- you can prevent 80% of most common dental problems on your own without a dentist
I was so shocked I dropped my book. Just like you probably right now, I couldn’t believe what I’d just read. I suddenly felt betrayed....