Dental Trends That Can Be Harmful To Your Oral Health
Social media apps have taken the world by storm. It always seems like a different viral video is bringing new trends about fashion, makeup, home decor tips, and even medical trends to the forefront. Medical and dental trends can be harmful because you do not know if the source is reliable or comes from a medical professional. Trying out these trends can be harmful to your oral and overall health. We want to discuss some of the more recent dental trends and explain why they are bad ideas.
Apple Cider Vinegar
There are claims that drinking straight apple cider vinegar can help with digestion and weight loss. While we cannot speak on those claims, we can tell you that it can cause serious damage to your teeth. The acidity of apple cider vinegar can wear away at the enamel of the teeth. Once the enamel becomes damaged, it cannot be restored without dental treatment.
With the claim that it removes toxins, charcoal has become a popular ingredient in many face masks and soaps. There is also 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.
Teeth Whitening with Homemade Ingredients
One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening. There are countless over-the-counter whitening products available, and some viral videos even recommend using household items to whiten teeth. Using homemade ingredients can severely damage tooth enamel — the outer covering of the teeth.
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 Terre Haute, IN. 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.