Dental Trends To Avoid
If you’re on social media, then you’re familiar with the neverending trends. It seems like every week there are new fashion, beauty, cooking and home decor trends that are taking the world by storm. The biggest problem with viral trends is when they have the potential to negatively impact someone’s health. There have been a few trends over the past few years that left people ill and injured when they attempted the trend. The dental community has also been included in some trends that can lead to serious and possibly irreversible damage to your oral health. We want to discuss some of the more recent dental trends and explain why they are a bad idea.
Whitening Teeth With Homemade Ingredients
Teeth whitening has been popular for quite a number of years now. There are countless over-the-counter products available if you want to whiten your teeth at home. You can also get professional teeth whitening at Ackley Dental Group. We strongly discourage anyone from creating their own teeth whitening products using homemade items. Many of the ingredients often recommended are too harsh in their pure form to whiten your teeth in a healthy and safe way and will cause serious damage to your tooth enamel.
Using Charcoal Toothpaste
Charcoal has become a popular item that is used in face masks and soaps with the claim that it draws toxins out of the body. Charcoal has also made its way into toothpaste. Charcoal toothpaste has yet to be proven safe for your oral health and may cause serious damage to your tooth enamel and gums.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is another trend that has been promoted to help with weight loss. While we will not comment on that claim, we can tell you that the high acid content in apple cider vinegar can cause tooth decay. It can also cause teeth to wear faster, become brittle, crack and break.
If you are interested in learning if the dental trend you want to try is helpful or harmful to your oral health, please call our office located in Spring Hill, FL. We want what is best for you and your oral health and don’t want you to try something that is going to potentially cause harm to your teeth and gums and affect the future of your oral health.