Doing stuff on your own can be very rewarding. Whether you are doing some repairs around the house or working on your car, doing something with your own hands can bring you a lot of satisfaction. It also can save money if you can do it.

Even so, some things are best left to the professionals. You should be brushing and flossing daily. You may even want to use a mouthrinse. If you have issues beyond that, you are better off letting professionals handle your oral health issues.

Too often, we have had to correct problems that were compounded because someone took the DIY route based on something they read on social media or heard about on some random website on the internet.

Don’t get fooled when it comes to your smile. Instead, call 806-507-6906 to make an appointment at High Plains Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Lubbock, TX.

Don’t Whiten Your Smile With Charcoal

You may have seen ads for charcoal toothpaste. You may also have seen a video with before and after shots of peoples smiles to compare how their smiles changed after using charcoal.

Here’s the problem with that “solution.” Charcoal is an abrasive substance. It can make your teeth whiter because it is effectively removing the outer layer of enamel from your teeth. This would be similar to sanding down your teeth. Over time, you won’t have enough enamel to be worthwhile.

Instead, talk to us about your whitening options. Professional teeth whitening can remove stains from your smile. Another option would be getting dental veneers to cover your teeth and make your smile look as bright as you would like it to be.

Don’t Build Your Dentures

When you come to a dental office for dentures, they are made to fit your mouth. Dentures are not and should not a “one size fits all” situation.

Avoid website that claim they can send you what you need to make your own replacement teeth. Instead, visit a dental practice where you will get dentures made for you from quality materials.

Get Help to Straighten Your Teeth

One of the more worrisome things that has happened in recent year is people trying to straighten their teeth on their own. People have used a variety of things, and none of them are as effective as professional orthodontic solution.

It’s also worth mentioning that DIY teeth straightening can cause serious damage that can affect your long-term oral health. This is not the kind of thing you should play around with at home.

Let Us Do What We Do Best for Your Smile

Your teeth are too important to treat like a minor home improvement project. To protect your smile or repair problems, you should turn to trusted professionals.

Our team at High Plains Periodontics and Implant Dentistry have a well-earned reputation for the quality of our care. We have been named KCBD’s Best of the West for two years in a row for good reasons. We are good at what we do for you and your smile.

Call 806-507-6906 to see how you can become a candidate for these artificial tooth roots! You can also schedule online to visit our Lubbok, TX dental office. Your oral health matters to us!