Tiktokers are shaving their teeth?! The app, TikTok, has been filled with users acting as DIY dentists. Tiktokers have become fixated on shaving their teeth to get their desired length. People are using metal nail files to shave down their enamel. The whole thing is super crazy and not safe for your teeth. If you try to file or shave your teeth at home, you can damage the enamel on your teeth, which can lead to a whole plethora of other problems.
People often cut their own hair, do crazy makeup looks, etc. However, your hair grows back, and makeup is removable. Once you shave your teeth, they do not grow back. You can’t regrow tooth enamel, so any damage is irreversible.
Possible outcomes from shaving your teeth on your own:
– Need of a veneer or crown to fix over shaved teeth
– Severe sensitivity/pain
– Possible root canals or extractions
This is why it is super important to leave your dental care to your dentist. Click on the photo below to view a video about the trend.