It’s nothing new to be afraid of dentists. In fact, 4.3% of Americans are so afraid of going to the dentist that they simply don’t go [source: Department of Health and Human Services]. Truth be told, if you visit your dentists regularly and get your cleaning and your check ups done, you should never face pain. It is when you avoid going when things get worse. To justify these fears, some myths were created about oral hygiene and dentistry. We are here to bust them!