All that glitters isn’t gold, except of course if it actually is real gold. What does this expression really mean? Basically that you can trust everything you see or hear, and sometimes that includes social media as well.
Have you ever seen something online (a remedy or quick cure for a common issue) and thought that it either seemed good, but you weren’t too sure about it? Here are some dental remedies from Pinterest that seem a bit too good to be true, but have proven themselves to be effective and may be worth a try.
“Filling a mouthguard with Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda
‘Diluted hydrogen peroxide can have a whitening effect and be safe,’ said Dr. Sands. ‘If placed in the mouth with baking soda in a night guard, it won’t be too abrasive, so there’s no harm in trying.’ But he did note that the results won’t be as dramatic as a professional treatment.
Rub the inside of a banana peel across your teeth to whiten them
The worst-case scenario here is that nothing happens and you just look like a monkey. ‘There are amazing minerals in banana peels like potassium, magnesium, and manganese that can absorb into your teeth and whiten them,’ Dr. Sands confirmed.”
The takeaway from all of this is to be as media savvy as possible by conducting your own thorough research about something before you try it and to always consult with a professional (in this case, your Ottawa dentist) before you do anything.