Trends That Can Hurt Your Teeth!

Charcoal toothpaste and abrasive whitening toothpastes can be harmful to your teeth... check out the whole article here


1. Drinking hot lemon water

'Never brush your teeth after drinking hot water and lemon as this removes enamel while it is soft,' Dr Eskander says.

'People should instead brush their teeth before breakfast to create a protective fluoride layer against acidic foods.'

2. Charcoal toothpastes

'Many charcoal toothpastes on the market do not contain enough fluoride to adequately protect us from tooth decay, even when used for two minutes twice a day.'

3. Apple cider vinegar

'Apple cider vinegar is praised for aiding digestion, helping with weight loss and making hair shinier, with some even brushing their teeth with this highly-acidic substance.

'Yet, while the vinegar's abrasiveness may help to remove plaque and stains caused by red wine, coffee and smoking, it can also severely damage enamel and even make teeth yellower.

'Enamel damage is irreversibile. The layer beneath, known as the dentin, becomes more visible. Dentin has a natural yellow tinge, meaning that you're likely to be left with teeth that look more yellow or stained than they did to begin with.' "

The Plaque Buster is a travel-sized interdental softpick, that makes caring for your teeth and gums easier and even fun! It comes in lots of colors too, which is fantastic! You can easily take it with you to use during the day - it has a nice short handle which helps with dexterity and being able to feel what you are doing as you massage your gums. This is one dental trend that is safe and good for your health!