The prevelance of so many potentially wrongheaded and sometimes dangerous dental fads underlines the need for patients and dentists to communicate regularly and honestly.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 10, 2018
A December 27th article on NZHerald.com discusses five current dental fads that may not be doing individuals any favors in terms of oral health. These include using fluoride free toothpastes, inspired by the very old, but baseless, rumor that fluoride is somehow unhealthy, as well as drinking lots of hot water with lemon juice. For example, a dentist quoted in the article notes that too much lemon juice, while very rich in essential vitamin C, can be hard on teeth due to its very high acidity. Leading Los Angeles Area dentist Dr. Farzad Feiz of California Dental Group and Calabasas Dental Care says that the prevelance of so many potentially wrongheaded and sometimes dangerous dental fads underlines the need for patients and dentists to communicate regularly and honestly.
In working to improve the health and appearance of teeth, as in any other pursuit, there is a right way and wrong way to try to accomplish goals, says Dr. Feiz. For example, there are number of not very effective home treatments for whitening teeth that, in some instances, can damage or weaken tooth enamel. The doctor notes that people wishing to improve the appearance of their teeth and considering methods that they might have heard about from friends or have seen online, should always consult with their dentists before taking up any dental regimen that goes beyond standard hygiene. The doctor adds that most dentists now offer a number of very safe tooth whitening options that actually work
Dr. Feiz adds that the dangers of ignoring a dentist’s advice are obvious: more cavities and a greater risk of a truly painful toothache that may require a highly complex root canal treatment. In extreme cases, tooth erosion can lead to tooth loss that is best dealt with by a highly effective, but far from inexpensive, dental implant. Moreover, the doctor notes that his two dental offices (California Dental Group in West Los Angeles and Calabasas Dental Care, located in the West San Fernando Valley) both offer the latest whitening options and numerous other cosmetic and general dental options that typically will vastly outperform risky home remedies.
Dr. Feiz concludes by noting that being proactive about the health and appearance of your teeth is always laudable, but any home treatment should always be conducted in close concert with dental professionals. He adds that interested readers may contact California Dental Group at (310) 955-4008 or Calabasas Dental Care at (818) 660-0731. Dr. Farzad Feiz’s web site is at http://www.FeizDental.com.