Teeth Shaving Becomes TIKTOK Viral, Dentists Warn Permanent Damage

Teeth Shaving Becomes TIKTOK Viral, Dentists Warn Permanent Damage

Teeth Shaving Becomes TIKTOK Viral, Dentists Warn Permanent Damage
Photo: Insider

Teeth shaving becomes a trend among TikTok users, a disturbing body modification that alarmed many dentists.

According to an Insider report, users perform teeth shaving on TikTok. They grind their uneven teeth down with nail files and upload the videos to the app.

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These users aim to have their teeth shove down, which resembles a shark teeth. They do this to make their “veneers” fit.

However, London-based dentist Dr. Shaadi Manouchehri said this procedure could leave users anything “but a perfect smile.”

Also a user with over 105,000 followers, the dentist said shaving down to pegs will damage the tooth nerve. Later on, those who do this will have to undergo a root canal treatment and an extraction at some point in their lives.

Teeth Shaving Becomes TIKTOK Viral, Dentists Warn Permanent Damage
Photo: Insider

She also reiterated that individuals will both have financial and biological burdens in this case. 

“Not only the financial burden is gonna be an issue, secondly it’s gonna be a biological burden because the tooth physically can’t be prepared and re-prepared every single time,” she said on the video she posted on the platform.

Meanwhile, Dr. Suhail Mohuiddin reacted to videos grinding down their teeth using nail files.

“Ok, you file them, and they look pretty but you didn’t solve the original problem. So what are you going to do in a few years when they’re uneven again and your teeth are shorter?” he said.