DIY Dental Care: Yes Or No?

There’s probably part of you that sees a DIY dental care idea online and thinks that it seems amazing and you should just throw caution to the wind and give it a try. However, there’s probably a different part of you that thinks, “This is probably a bit risky, maybe I should visit my dentist instead.” We encourage you to listen to that more responsible voice that reminds you professional care is the best decision. Learn more!

In Short: No

When you are considering trying out DIY dental care, our response to whether or not you should try it will generally be “no.” This is for good reason! When you’re treating your smile to make repairs, improvements, or otherwise, your set of knowledge does not include an extensive education regarding how to care for and protect your smile. The individuals who do have this education (and a lot of training)? Us! Come in when you need care, talk with us about the DIY option you’ve seen, and let us help you make decisions to keep your smile safe.

About DIY Problems

You already recognize that a lack of knowledge limits your ability to determine whether something is safe and effective or not. You also know that you don’t have the expertise to administer treatments to your own smile. We would like to also highlight the following details for some specifics regarding what makes DIY dental care so dangerous:

  • Many DIY ingredients are natural but are still very harmful to your teeth
  • Considering ideas from the internet often means you’re getting them from unreliable sources
  • You’re not going to achieve precise, safe, and customized treatments or powerful formulations on your own

Choose Professional Care Instead Of DIY Options

Come to us when you need dental care instead of trying it on your own at home, so you can receive the safe treatments you want. Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.