DIY dental filling.

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Temporary filling.

Sometimes, we know that going to the dentist could be expensive, or maybe, we don’t have enough time to get an appointment; reasons are different, but the number of adults trying to avoid the dentist is increasing every year.

It could seem strange that in the 21st-century people decide to treat their teeth by themselves, especially considering the developments in medicine and dentistry, but in emergency cases, we can resort to the use of dental kits for so-called DIY dentistry.

It is not difficult to find on the internet stories of women and men that use dental kits to repair their old dental filling or to treat a cavity by themselves, because they failed to find a dentist, or because they had no time to going there.

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These dental kits are sold in the chemist’s and cost only a few money; England seems to be one of the countries where this practice is more widespread than elsewhere.

If a filling falls out, we have to keep the tooth clean by brushing gently with toothpaste, and lukewarm water and avoid eating in this area, and we can use a kit provided with temporary restorative materials, containing zinc oxide.

Diy tooth repair.

It seems easy to use the kit and apply the material, but it is important to use it in the right way: for example, we have to know that this temporary filling lasts up to 48 hours, then we need to see a dentist. Moreover, if we don’t have time to fix an appointment and we decide to fill a cavity with these kits, we have to remember that we do not have the tools necessary to treat the tooth and remove the decayed, and caries will continue to develop under the filling.

According to some surveys, it appears that in some areas of England, many people try to avoid going to the dentist, because of their economic difficulties and for a kind of distrust of the health care system. These people, who often have children, resort to DIY dentistry to save money.

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It is not the purpose behind the production of dental kits. In fact, unfortunately, we have to remember that dental infections can cause much more severe problems throughout the body, then, except in exceptional cases, the best way to save money is by preventing caries with a healthy diet, a good oral hygiene and regular check-ups.