Due to dental clinics being closed for routine appointments and treatments, an alarmingly high number of patients are looking to take matters into their own hands. As a result, they're turning to unsafe products and companies offering a "quick fix".
The idea of allowing patients to self-diagnose and treat themselves for various procedures is a frightening concept to many dental professionals, myself included. DIY products are fraught with problems and have the ability to be extremely harmful. Most of these products and companies are unregulated too, offering little protection to consumers.
Dentistry work extends far beyond the condition of your teeth. A dental professional will consider your overall oral health before performing any procedure. What works for one patient may not be a good for another. When major dental procedures are attempted in your bathroom, the results are not only detrimental to your teeth, but your entire body can also feel the effects.
Here are a few DIY dental treatments and products that you should always leave to a professional:
Home-delivery & DIY braces