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October 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneSocial media

Competing with TikTok Dental Advice: Educating Gen Z Before the Damage is Done

by Clara Jones

Up-and-coming social media platform TikTok has well over 1.29 billion active users who post and view short clips on a plethora of different topics, including dental and oral hygiene. Unfortunately, as trendy and popular as these videos are among Gen-Zers,

October 5, 2021 News DentistryNews

NHS Dentistry Access Delays: “I Pulled 11 of My Own Teeth Out”

by BBC

Danielle Watts lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and has, as she puts it, been doing her own dentistry – removing 11 of her own teeth. “There’s been no help out there,” she says. “My dentist shut six years ago

August 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Parents and Kids Warned Against Viral “Dental Hacks” on TikTok

by Dentaquest

The rise of the social media platform TikTok during the past year has led to an increase in do-it-yourself (DIY) dentistry that many professionals in the oral health community, including Amber Bonnaig, DDS, of DentaQuest, are warning against due to

January 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

One in Four Britons Say They Resorted to DIY Dentistry During Lockdown

by Daily Mail

Nearly one in four Britons have resorted to DIY dentistry during the coronavirus lockdown, new figures reveal. A study of 2,000 adults by the Oral Health Foundation in partnership with Colgate found that 24 per cent of adults had tried to fix

January 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

TikTok and Dentists Battle Over $15 DIY Prosthetic Teeth Hack: ‘Dental Work Shouldn’t be a Luxury’

by Katie Mather, Yahoo.ca

A TikTok trend suggesting that prosthetic teeth can be made out of InstaMorph beads has gone viral — and dentists are not happy. User Gypsy Lou posted a series of videos explaining how she figured out a cheaper version of

August 31, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Warning Over ‘Dangerous’ DIY Beauty Trends on TikTok Including Teeth Whitening

by BBC

DIY beauty trends popular on TikTok could be dangerous and harmful, healthcare groups have warned. Examples include applying bleach to whiten teeth, removing moles at home, and using eyelash glue to make lips appear larger, BBC News has discovered. When

April 20, 2020 News News

Coronavirus: English Man Refused Appointment Pulls Out Tooth at Home

by BBC

A man decided to pull out his own tooth after he was refused an emergency dental appointment due to the lockdown. Aircraft fitter Billy Taylor, 33, from Axminster, Devon, said he was told not to come in unless he could

February 21, 2020 News News

SmileDirectClub’s Top Dentist Risks Losing License in California Crackdown

by National Post

The top dentist and public face of SmileDirectClub is at risk of losing his California license following a two-year state dental board investigation, records reviewed by Reuters show. The California disciplinary process underway against dentist Jeffrey A. Sulitzer, SmileDirectClub’s chief

February 14, 2020 News News

Dentists and Lawmakers Call for More Regulation of DIY Orthodontics

by Boston 25 News

Anyone who has looked into straightening their teeth can tell you just how expensive the procedures are. That’s why hundreds of thousands of patients have turned to “do-it-yourself” straighteners. The billion-dollar “direct to consumer” dental industry has online-based companies popping

October 1, 2019 News News

Dentists Issue Warning Over Cheap DIY Orthodontic Kits That Can Damage Teeth

by Mirror News

Dentists are warning Brits could damage their teeth by snapping up cut-price braces online. Cheap orthodontics kits being sold on the internet come with videos that show how to fit and use the braces yourself. Getting your teeth straightened at

September 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Custom Shirts And DIY Dentistry

by Dr. Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD(C)

I’m a sucker for custom shirts. I enjoy the process of selecting the fabrics, getting fit by my tailor, Jean Paul, and wearing the final product. They fit perfectly and I feel great when I wear them. I buy four

December 3, 2018 News News

Meet the Startups Disrupting the Dental Industry

by Brandie Weikle, CBC News

For decades the experience of caring for your teeth looked something like this: Visit the dentist every six or nine months. Take home a new toothbrush from the hygienist. Use it to brush at least twice daily. Repeat. If you or your child needed

November 20, 2018 News NewsOrthodontics

Do-It-At-Home Orthodontic Services Hit Ottawa, Spark Questions From Dentists

by Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen

An American company offering a do-it-at-home teeth straightening service is moving into Ontario. SmileDirectClub, a primarily Internet-based company that was founded four years ago in the United States with a pretty solid pedigree of investors, offers at-home teeth-straightening services. The