Another TikTok Trend to Skip!

By djsheryl on October 27, 2022
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Have you seen the videos on TikTok sharing how to make your own natural toothpaste? Dentists are warning people to skip it.

These recipes include ingredients like lemon, baking soda, salt, and charcoal that can actually be bad for people’s teeth. The number one concern is that these ingredients could damage the enamel, which will not grow back. Damaged enamel leads to decay and discoloration. The other concern is that these recipes do not contain fluoride, which helps protect your teeth from damage from other things like coffee and soda.

Dental experts recommend sticking with commercial toothpaste containing fluoride and to always seek guidance from your dentist when it comes to dental hygiene.

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