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TikTok Oral Health Trends Are Not Only Ineffective, but Also Dangerous

With a much younger demographic than other social media sites, TikTok is very popular among teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, much of the dental advice espoused on the platform is silly, ineffective, and sometimes dangerous. The platform has videos regarding filing your own teeth, drilling your own teeth, do-it-yourself implants, and how to apply tooth gems. The hashtag #DIYdentist has been used millions of times. None of these procedures should be done without the presence of an oral health professional. Click here to read more.

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