There are many things you can make yourself: bath bombs, peanut butter, and window cleaner, for example. But there are certain things you should never DIY. You might find recipes online for homemade toothpaste, mouthwash, toothache remedies, and other oral care products. However, you should never use any of these products. They could be dangerous to your health and may make any existing oral health condition worse.
Why Should You Avoid DIY Oral Care Products?
DIY oral care products can cause a number of problems if you use them because they aren’t regulated. They haven’t been tested by experts, so there’s always the chance that they simply won’t work. They could also make your existing dental issues worse or cause new oral health problems. There’s always the chance you could make the product incorrectly or use low-quality ingredients. These ingredients could contain things that are unsafe to put in your mouth or that interact with other medications or health care products you use. Anyone can post a recipe for a homemade oral care product online, and it can be very difficult to tell which ones are fake or harmful.
What Products Should You Use?
When looking at what oral care products to purchase, you should always look for the ADA mark of approval. This indicates that the product has been fully tested by the American Dental Association and has been found to be effective for use in oral hygiene. Any toothpaste, mouthwash, or other oral care product you use should carry the ADA logo. If it doesn’t, it may not be safe and could cause damage to your teeth or gums. If you have any questions about what products to use, please give us a call or talk to us when you’re in for your next appointment. If you don’t have one scheduled, contact us today.