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Turkey teeth: the new trend affecting UK citizens

UK dentists are warning Obsession with showing extremely white and aligned teethwhich is spreading more and more among users of social networks and which is evident In the hashtag #TurkeyTeeth created on TikTok,

Already said hashtag Has reached 227 million views and refers The practice of traveling to Turkey to get veneers or dental crowns at a very low cost And in search of a goal: to return with perfect teeth, although, on many occasions, these are prostheses.

Although many English influencers have already gone through these treatments and uploaded images of the whole process to their social networks, Truth is this hundreds of people who has traveled to Turkey to beautify his smile have suffered serious complications and authentic destruction in their mouth,

In the results of a survey conducted by the British Dental Association (BDA) for the BBC on dental tourism, 94% of dentists consulted said they had examined patients who used dental tourism to solve their dental problems was. and in particular, Of the 1,000 dentists consulted, 597 had to treat patients with serious problems soon after their return from Turkeyas Infections, abscesses, and difficulty chewing, many of them were tiredSince they paid for veneer treatments, they put crowns on them, a much more invasive and invasive procedure.

Message of the General Council of Dentists

Dr. Castro, President of the General Council of Dentists of Spain, explains that “veneers are small sheets Between 0.8 and 1.5 millimeters thick, placed on the front surface of the teeth. The advantage of this treatment is that Teeth grinding is minimal or unnecessary,

opposite of this, Dental crowns require “too much tooth carving”, about two millimeters (60% of the tooth), because the cover must completely cover the tooth, because its function is restorative and not only aesthetic, as is the case with veneers. this treatment always requires local anesthesia”, says Dr. Castro.

The General Council of Dentists emphasizes that Both treatment must be performed by a qualified dentist and in a clinic that meets all health and legal requirements, Likewise, it calls on citizens to be careful and not be fooled by advertising messages that promise dental treatment at ridiculously low prices, as they can cause serious health problems, as in the United Kingdom. Used to be.

,Before any intervention, it is very important that the dentist prepares a diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan., tell us in detail what is involved and follow up to check that everything is progressing correctly. Too, if there is an accident for financing or malpractice Will have to initiate legal proceedings abroadWhere health, insurance and civil liability rules differ from those in Spanish”, explains Dr. Castro.

“Turkeytooth tends to pose a serious threat to the health of the population, especially for young people, who follow social networks the most. We are seeing that many are affected in the United Kingdom, and We hope this practice does not spread to Spain, Poorly performed treatment can damage the dental nerve, causing pain, infection, abscesses, pulpitis and even tooth loss. In recent years, oral health has come to be regarded as another consumer good, leading the population to believe that it is simply an aesthetic issue, when it really is not., Having a healthy mouth is essential to enjoying good general health and an optimal quality of life”, concludes the President of the General Council of Dentists.

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