Social Media Dental TrendsDr Murasko
Dental Advice From Social Media? Not So Fast!
You’re scrolling through Instagram or Tik Tok and you come across the latest trend in dental care. It looks so easy, so why not give it a try? Think again! While social media is full of “good advice” from users, some of that advice shouldn’t be taken seriously when it comes to your teeth. Let’s look at why you should think twice before following these trends.
The Power of Trending Hashtags
Social media is full of trends that come and go as quickly as they start. The problem is that some of these trends are dangerous and can result in serious damage to your teeth if you follow them without consulting an expert first. Some popular trends include using charcoal toothpaste, brushing with baking soda, and oil pulling with coconut oil. All three of these can have detrimental effects on your teeth if used incorrectly or too often.
Untested Home Remedies
Another issue with following social media trends for dental care is that most of them are untested home remedies. They may appear to work for one person but could cause serious damage for someone else. Before trying any new dental remedy, be sure to consult with your dentist or hygienist first! They will know what is best for your unique situation and can provide personalized advice tailored specifically for the health of your teeth and gums.
Do Your Research
Finally, remember to do your research before trying any new dental trend from social media influencers or celebrities! Find out more information about the product they are using and read reviews from other people who have tried it before you decide if it’s right for you. If something seems too good to be true, it usually is—so always err on the side of caution when it comes to taking care of your pearly whites!
Social media can be a great place to find inspiration and entertainment – but when it comes to dental care, always make sure you do your research before trying anything new! Seek professional advice from a dentist or hygienist before attempting any untested home remedies or trending products so that you can ensure the best possible outcome for both your short-term and long-term oral health goals. Don’t let social media put a smile on your face that won’t last!