DIY Dentistry?

DIY Dentistry?

DIY Dental Products Leave Them Alone

It would be difficult to ignore all of the DIY dental products popping up all over the place. From your social media feeds to your daily ingestion of online news, advertisements for DIY teeth whitening, bonding, straightening, and even dental crowns seem to be everywhere these days.

While they may be everywhere, it doesn’t mean you should use them. In fact, your Pasadena dentist recommends that you just keep scrolling. Just keep scrolling because DIY dentistry can actually harm your teeth and gums.

DIY Dental Products

While over the counter tooth whiteners cause sensitivity they will usually not turn your gums white, but DIY whiteners can.

DIY professional teeth whitening products are prescription strength. That means if you don’t know what you are doing you will cause harm. Sensitive gums and teeth are just the tip of the iceberg.

Most DIY whitening kits come with one size fits all trays. The trays hold hydrogen peroxide gel. If that gel seeps out on to your gums you will know it and you will feel it. The trays made in the dental office are custom fit, decreasing the chances of seepage. 

More DIY Bad Ideas

In addition to professional teeth whitening products some companies are now selling dental bonding and DIY dental crown kits. Although it may seem like a good idea you could be causing more serious problems which may lead to more expensive, extensive treatment.

For example, if you don’t thoroughly cleanse the tooth that you want to bond you could actually seal in the bacteria. Only your dentist is able to place a dental crown safely and securely.

Dental bonding is the same way. If you have a chipped tooth schedule an appointment with your Pasadena dentist. This is the only way to repair cracked and broken teeth. It’s also the only way to prevent something serious happening from a DIY repair.

DIY Dental Products a No No

Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert Funatsu and Dr. Bryce Kato have years of education and take many hours of continuing education each year to keep up with the latest. This makes your dentist in Pasadena the perfect choice for professional teeth whitening, bonding and dental crowns. Why would you want to do it yourself?

Call or send a direct message and skip the DIY dental products today.