TikTok trends come and go, but the latest fad attracting attention on the platform could leave users with permanent dental problems. Why? Because it involves shaving down one’s own teeth with a nail file, a sentence that makes me cringe just writing it.
Apparently, this DIY dental modification is done with the intent of leveling out uneven teeth in the quest for an inexpensively flawless smile. Needless to say, this is an absolutely terrible idea. The trend has dentists in a state of horror, with many speaking out against the viral teeth shaving movement and warning tooth-filers of the permanent damage they could be causing.