Be Careful About Social Media Dental “Hacks”

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Be Careful About Social Media Dental “Hacks”

It’s often said that you shouldn’t believe everything that gets shared through social media. Even videos intended to save money or become “life hacks” may be well-intentioned but not the best thing to do.

Take for example the recent proliferation of videos emerging on the service TikTok where people film themselves using nail files to shave down their teeth. Bearing in mind that the outermost layer of the teeth is the irreplaceable enamel, this is dangerous. Once the enamel is eroded, it may expose the nerves, resulting in substantial as well as a host of other issues. On top of that, shaving can alter the tooth shape for good.

Another trend you may have come across are the hacks intended to help whiten the teeth. In some cases these hacks have not been tested or proven safe, meaning you may be causing unintentional harm to your teeth. The safest way is to have a regular holistic dental cleaning procedure done while also brushing and flossing regularly and watching what you eat.

This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Spearheaded by Dr. Theodore “Ted” Herrmann, our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dental care, CEREC technology, or to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist, please visit or call 305-274-0047.

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