Popular Dental Trends to Avoid
With the popularity of social media and popular trends that can be seen in short clips on apps such as TikTok, it seems that more people than ever are trying ideas that are posted by strangers instead of listening to medical professionals. Dental trends are no different, and there are some trends and tips being recommended that are not healthy for your teeth and oral health. In fact, in many cases, these dental trends can cause irreversible damage to your teeth. We want to take a moment and share some dental trends to avoid.
At Home Whitening Ideas
Teeth whitening has been one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for the past several years. We have a number of patients who have tried over-the-counter products to give them the bright smile they desire. There are also a number of teeth whitening trends that teens and adults have been attempting, such as using baking soda to brush teeth or hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash. Using anything other than specifically formulated and approved dental products can cause damage to the enamel of your teeth. Even using certain over-the-counter whitening products can be too harsh for your teeth and can lead to extreme sensitivity. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, be sure to contact our office to learn about professional teeth whitening.
Charcoal has become a popular item in face masks and beauty products due to the claim that it removes toxins from the body. Charcoal toothpaste has also become a trending product. This method has not been proven safe and, as mentioned above, it can cause lasting damage to your tooth enamel.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar shots have been recommended to help with weight loss. While we cannot comment on that claim, we can tell you that the acid found in apple cider vinegar can cause considerable damage to your teeth. It can lead to decay, tooth discoloration, and damaged enamel.
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 Wellington, 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.