The popular trend of DIY dentistry is popping up in social media and online videos, but the American Dental Association is warning consumers to steer clear of doing at-home dentistry.
FDA member Dr. Monica Gonzalez says she recently noticed alarming changes to one of her patients who used an at-home teeth straightening system.
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A warning has come down from the American Dental Association about a disturbing new trend making the rounds. Click here to see the video.
DIY dental treatments can affect the gums, bone, ligaments that support the teeth, or the teeth themselves. Depending on the oral health issue being addressed and the nature of the treatment, there may be risks for long-term issues including jaw problems, abnormal bite, tooth decay and loss, as well as gum disease. If teeth are improperly aligned, gum tissue may be impinged or stripped, and cause irreparable damage.