Health, beauty, and fitness are always fashionable topics. With the popularity of social media, many people are taking to these platforms to express their love for trends that claim to help improve these aspects of our lives. Dental care and oral health are not excluded. It seems that every day there is a new over-the-counter whitening product that boasts remarkable results. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, it is easy to get lured into trying dental trends seen on social media. While it might be tempting to give these ideas a try, we are here to tell you that pretty much every trend you see on social media related to dental health is not a good idea.
Dental Trends to Avoid
We wanted to share some of the most popular trends that you should avoid. These trends have the potential to cause severe damage to your teeth that can result in costly repairs.
Brushing with Charcoal
Charcoal has become a popular product as of late. Most commonly used in face masks, the claim is that charcoal draws toxins out of the body. Due to this, charcoal toothpaste is now on the rise. We are here to tell you to leave this product on the shelf. Charcoal toothpaste has yet to be proven safe or effective in helping your oral health. It can cause tooth enamel to wear away, leaving teeth susceptible to damage such as cracking. When enamel wears away, it can also cause your teeth to yellow prematurely.
Apple Cider Vinegar Shots
This has become popular as a way to promote weight loss. While we will not address that claim, we will say that apple cider vinegar is extremely damaging to tooth enamel. The acid is very harsh on your teeth and can lead to decay and discoloration.
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 Brunswick, GA. 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.