Dental Trends To Avoid
With social media usage at an all time high, it seems there are new trends going viral constantly. Trends that involve fashion or decorating your home are always popular to try; however, when trends deal with your oral and overall health, they can become dangerous. We want to discuss some recent dental trends and why they should be avoided.
Teeth Whitening with Homemade Ingredients
If you are looking to whiten your teeth, we encourage you to reach out to our office to learn more about professional teeth whitening. Using homemade ingredients can severely damage your tooth enamel. When the tooth enamel becomes damaged, you will need dental treatments to restore your oral health.
Using Charcoal Toothpaste
Charcoal is thought to help draw toxins out of the body. It is used in a number of soaps and products for the face and body. There is a trend that recommends using charcoal toothpaste to help rid the mouth of harmful bacteria. Charcoal toothpaste has yet to be proven safe for your oral health and can cause serious damage to your teeth.
Apple Cider Vinegar
For many years, people have been using apple cider vinegar as a way to assist with weight loss. This ingredient has been made into vitamins, and people take daily shots of apple cider vinegar because of this claim. That is not our area of expertise, so we will not comment on it, but we will tell you it can seriously damage your teeth. The high acid level in vinegar will cause teeth to wear faster, become brittle, crack, and break. It can also lead to an increase in decay.
If you are interested in learning if the dental trend you want to try is helpful or harmful, please call our office in Spotswood, NJ. We want what is best for you and your oral health and don’t want you to try something that is going to potentially harm your teeth and gums and jeopardize the future of your oral health.