Internet trends have completely changed the way we think about our lives. Whether or not you care to admit it, we think differently now that we have access to the entire world wide web from our pockets. There’s so much information out there that you can always find what you are looking for.

We recently heard a story of a mother stranded in a parking lot with her children. She had never learned to jump a car, so she quickly searched online and found several helpful websites that showed her exactly what to do. She was soon on her way home having taken care of an issue with the simple push of a button.

The DIY (do it yourself) information on the internet is fascinating and can be very helpful, but there is a lot of DIY information that should not be considered. One such trend is for DIY dentistry. Let us make one thing very clear: DIY dentistry is NOT SAFE for anyone. Please don’t attempt this dangerous approach to oral health!

Avoid DIY Dentistry

If you need to jump your car, build a bookshelf, or frost a cake then by all means, look it up online and see if you can find a helpful video. However, if you have a cavity, a gap in your teeth, or an infected tooth, DO NOT attempt to correct the problem on your own.

We cannot emphasize how dangerous this actually is, but we can say that if you think you’ll save money with DIY dentistry, you are unfortunately mistaken.

The True Cost of “Saving Money” with DIY Dentistry

We all want to save money. That’s why we love coupons, meal deals, and sales. You don’t want to spend a bunch of money for a product that you could have purchased for half the price, so you shop around and find the best deal. DIY dentistry is not a deal. In fact, it will probably cost more money in the end.

This news story from Yahoo shows just how expensive DIY “Free” dentistry actually is. The young man they feature actually lost his two front teeth and had to spend $50,000 repairing his smile! Does that sound like it saved him money?

It’s About More than Money

Sure, no one wants to lost $50,000, but that’s nothing compared to your life. These DIY dentistry videos and blogs are DANGEROUS for you and your family. Infections, injury, and death can occur when someone is trying to perform dentistry without the knowledge to do it safely. Don’t let anyone in your family fall for this trap!

We Have the Care You Need

While the perceived cost of DIY dentistry may be attractive, we hope you now realize just how dangerous it can be. The good news is that you have a dentist you can trust right here at Marineland Dental Care. You’ll never feel pressured into a dental procedure because we work for YOU and your smile.

Whether you need general, basic care like cleanings and exams or if you are looking to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, we can help. All you have to do is set up a consultation or exam appointment to get started.

Maintaining preventive appointments will save you the time and money you need to do other, fun DIY projects like restoring a car, building a piece of furniture, or learning to crochet. The best part is that you’ll have a healthy smile to capture your project along the way! Call Marineland Dental Care today.

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