There are a million dental misconceptions. Being an educated patient means understanding and being informed on facts and myths within the dental industry. There are three major misconceptions about dental problems and treatment. The first misconception is that you don’t need annual check-ups. Seeing a dentist once a year is always recommended. Another misconception is that if you have no pain then no problem exists. Waiting for something to hurt before it is fixed is a bad decision. The last misconception is that a hard toothbrush will do a better job than a soft one. Soft toothbrushes are always recommended and work better on your teeth.