Do-It-Yourself Dental Web Design

dental web designWhen you start a dental website, you can either hire a web design professional, or you can try and save money with do-it-yourself dental web design.

The issue is, that many dentists or dental assistants don’t know where to start, how much they should pay, or what questions to ask when it comes to dental web design. You may be able to find tips on the internet, or you can buy a do-it-yourself program such as the one found here: Dental Websites, Design and Marketing Tips and Tutorials.

Whatever you decide, be sure to start a website for your dental practice if you don’t already have one.

Do It Yourself Dentistry?

Recently you may have heard about certain YouTube videos demonstrating do it yourself dentistry. People claim that they have successfully closed gaps in their teeth using simple $5 elastic bands.  When you think of the great costs of orthodontics, this may seem like a tempting alternative. But orthodontists warn that DIY teeth straightening or gap closing is not only foolish, it can lead to permanent tooth loss.

An article from Catherine Saint Louis of The New York Times tells about a man, David Campbell, who tried to close a gap between his two front teeth by using elastics when he was a child.  As a result, he ultimately lost his two front teeth because of elastic bands working their way under the gum tissue and loosening his teeth.  He now has veneers.

So tempting as it may seem, do it yourself dentistry is probably not a good idea. Check out the full article from The NY Times here: Do-It-Yourself Orthodonture: Don’t Try This at Home – NYTimes.com.