Aside from dental hygiene, of course, and making good choices for your oral health when you’re out in the world, away from our Silver City, NM dental practice, we remind you: It’s pretty much never a wise choice to take dental care into your own hands. Yes, you may see a lot of options out there for DIY (do-it-yourself) care that seems legitimate, effective, and even like it’s probably a good idea. However, we offer you this cautionary advice that you can always apply when you’re thinking about playing dentist: Don’t do it! Instead, come see us.

Don’t Try Teeth Whitening Treatments

We will offer this reminder many times because teeth whitening treatments and home remedies are one of those very frequently asked about (and tried) types of treatments that can really cause problems. We remind you to avoid this type of DIY dental care completely because you will probably never see the results that you’re hoping for! You will, however, most likely end up harming your teeth. Come in to see us instead!

Skip The Charcoal Toothpaste

Charcoal toothpaste looks amazing, you see results in photos and in videos online, and you think that it must be just fine because you can see for yourself that it’s simple! What you cannot see, though? It will scrape your enamel, erode your smile, and cause weakening. Teeth may look more vibrant for a bit but you’ll end up encouraging stains to develop due to the aforementioned enamel damage!

Don’t Use A Temporary Filling Unless It’s Temporary

A temporary filling is fine for a day or so if it offers you relief. However, it’s not a real filling! Don’t mess around with DIY dental care when you need restorative care. Instead, let us save your smile!

Don’t Use Any Products Other Than Hygiene Products

You should not be trying to place anything in your mouth to accomplish anything for your dental care other than the usual dental hygiene products you use on a daily basis for your oral health. A toothbrush, your toothpaste, dental floss (and your fingers), and a tongue scraper are perfectly okay. The use of a water flosser is wonderful! However, if you think that getting your hands on professional dental equipment and trying to play dentist is a good idea, think again: It can lead to injury! Whatever it is that you need, come see us soon!

Let Our Team Provide Professional Care

Though you can come up with a slew of reasons to go ahead and give DIY dental care a go at home, we remind you that it is not worth the level of risk that comes with it. Instead, receive safe care with our team! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.