‘Happier to be free:’ Abuse survivor has broken teeth fixed for free

A Lantana woman had always been strong and independent.

When she finally walked away from her five-year abusive relationship, she noticed she had briefly lost many of her hardworking assets.

The 32-year-old, who wants to be identified as Jane, is rebuilding her life and is using her experience to help others realize they can live a life they’re proud of and deserve.

“I knew his behavior was wrong. I knew the situation was wrong. I was trying to get out of it, but they trap you,” she said. 

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The most recent done at the hands of the man Jane thought she knew and loved left her bloodied and bruised, with horrible marks on her face.



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“He punched me in the face and knocked me cold to the ground,” she said. “Thankfully, I’ve never seen his face again.”

Jane broke her silence about her abusive relationship while in the hospital that night. Jane says victims don’t deserve to have their world unraveling on the inside, they need to tell someone.

“I felt like I put myself in this position and that I needed to get myself out of it, so I was honestly working to try to get myself out of it,” she said. “You need to ask for help, you need to tell people your situation, you need to accept the help.”

In this season of giving, dentists at Spodak Dental Group in Delray Beach want to turn her tragedy to triumph. For them, that’s helping to boost her self-esteem and sense of self-worth with a restored smile at no cost.



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“My sincere hope is that her confidence and her strength, sends a message to someone at home who is in an abusive relationship to not take it anymore,” said Dr. Craig Spodak of Spodak Dental Group. “To take care of their family and leave a relationship like that.”

“I have a great view on life. I am so happy right now, I never felt happier to be free. I won’t let this define me in anyway shape or form,” Jane said. “I had no idea of the resources that were out there.”

There are several resources available in Palm Beach County, including Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, or AVDA, with a team working around the clock to get survivors shelter and transitional housing. Right now, they’re getting between 180 to 200 calls a month, a significant climb.

“We’re finding unfortunately that the violence level, the lethality level of these situations, is very high, guns are involved, multiple children,” said Jennifer Rey, Program Services Director at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.

While it’s high, she says rooms are available and safety measures are in place for those who want to reach out and escape.

“We have PPE for everybody. We have a cleaning regime that’s making the place wiped down every 8 hours, so we’re

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‘Happier to be free:’ Abuse survivor cries for joy after dentist fix broken teeth for free

A Lantana woman had always been strong and independent.

When she finally walked away from her five-year abusive relationship, she noticed she had briefly lost many of her hardworking assets.

The 32-year-old, who wants to be identified as Jane, is rebuilding her life and is using her experience to help others realize they can live a life they’re proud of and deserve.

“I knew his behavior was wrong. I knew the situation was wrong. I was trying to get out of it, but they trap you,” she said. 

ALSO READ: The opioid trap: The search for recovery

The most recent done at the hands of the man Jane thought she knew and loved left her bloodied and bruised, with horrible marks on her face.

“He punched me in the face and knocked me cold to the ground,” she said. “Thankfully, I’ve never seen his face again.”

Jane broke her silence about her abusive relationship while in the hospital that night. Jane says victims don’t deserve to have their world unraveling on the inside, they need to tell someone.

“I felt like I put myself in this position and that I needed to get myself out of it, so I was honestly working to try to get myself out of it,” she said. “You need to ask for help, you need to tell people your situation, you need to accept the help.”

In this season of giving, dentists at Spodak Dental Group in Delray Beach want to turn her tragedy to triumph. For them, that’s helping to boost her self-esteem and sense of self-worth with a restored smile at no cost.



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“My sincere hope is that her confidence and her strength, sends a message to someone at home who is in an abusive relationship to not take it anymore,” said Dr. Craig Spodak of Spodak Dental Group. “To take care of their family and leave a relationship like that.”

“I have a great view on life. I am so happy right now, I never felt happier to be free. I won’t let this define me in anyway shape or form,” Jane said. “I had no idea of the resources that were out there.”

There are several resources available in Palm Beach County, including Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, or AVDA, with a team working around the clock to get survivors shelter and transitional housing. Right now, they’re getting between 180 to 200 calls a month, a significant climb.

“We’re finding unfortunately that the violence level, the lethality level of these situations, is very high, guns are involved, multiple children,” said Jennifer Rey, Program Services Director at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.

While it’s high, she says rooms are available and safety measures are in place for those who want to reach out and escape.

“We have PPE for everybody. We have a cleaning regime that’s making the place wiped down every 8 hours, so we’re going a lot to make it safe

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Celeb dentist says ‘perfect imperfect’ teeth are the new ideal

DAZZLING veneers have been the must-have accessory for celebs over the past decade, from Simon Cowell to Joey Essex.

But having sparked the trend for perfect white smiles, Hollywood is now turning its back.

It can cost a small fortune to maintain a set of pearly whites - can you guess the celebs behind the smiles?

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It can cost a small fortune to maintain a set of pearly whites – can you guess the celebs behind the smiles?Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Dr Jon Marashi, whose clients include actors Matt Damon and Renee Zellweger, says “perfect imperfect” teeth are now the goal. He explains:

“Your smile should look like something you were born with. It shouldn’t overwhelm your face.

“The pendulum swung a bit too far in one direction.”

YASMIN HARISHA looks at stars before and after they changed their not so pearly whites. Can you guess whose smile was whose?

1. This smile was spotted all the way from LA by her Prince Charming

But despite a number of visits here, the 39-year-old decided the UK didn’t Suits her and she’s all-white in Hollywood

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But despite a number of visits here, the 39-year-old decided the UK didn’t Suits her and she’s all-white in HollywoodCredit: Channel 5 / Thomas Markle: My Story

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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle

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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan MarkleCredit: Rex Features

2. She is so Posh that this 46-year-old pop star got her teeth stuck into a £25k designer set to go with her new career in fashion

There’s no going Beck now, even if you Wanna

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There’s no going Beck now, even if you WannaCredit: Alpha Press

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Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham

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Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria BeckhamCredit: Getty Images – Getty

3. An old smoking habit could have been a Factor in the 61-year-old upgrading his gnashers to this set of blinding white ones

But we’d be Syco to judge this telly talent show favourite purely on his smile

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But we’d be Syco to judge this telly talent show favourite purely on his smileCredit: Rex Features

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Music industry mogul Simon Cowell

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Music industry mogul Simon CowellCredit: Rex Features

4. She is a 42-year-old glamour-puss and no stranger to going under the knife . . . no matter what the Price is

After several trips abroad, she has gleaming gnashers fit for a Princess.

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After several trips abroad, she has gleaming gnashers fit for a Princess.Credit: Rex Features

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Glamour model and mum-of-five Katie Price

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Glamour model and mum-of-five Katie PriceCredit: Rex Features

5. While this 39-year-old may now have perfect teeth, she still had to brush and floss like everyone else did This Morning

It was a short stretch in braces, rather than veneers which perfected her look

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It was a short stretch in braces, rather than veneers which perfected her lookCredit: Rex Features

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TV presenter Holly Willoughby

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TV presenter Holly WilloughbyCredit: Rex Features

6. This actress did her teeth the Wright way after discreetly wearing braces to achieve a perfect smile

The 33-year-old had Invisalign treatment, which costs upwards of £5,000 - that’s Our Girl!

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The 33-year-old had Invisalign treatment, which costs upwards of £5,000 – that’s Our Girl!Credit: Rex Features

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Actress and wife of Mark Wright, Michelle Keegan

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Actress and wife of Mark Wright, Michelle KeeganCredit: Rex Features

7. She’s known for her tidying hacks, and reality show slots – but it was the 31-year-old’s Loose lips which led her to upgrade these teeth

She looks No1 with those pearly whites

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She looks No1 with those pearly whitesCredit: Rex Features

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Loose Women host Stacey Solomon

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Loose Women host Stacey SolomonCredit: Rex Features

8. It wasn’t Mission Impossible for this actor’s dentist

The 58-year-old A-lister had his teeth transformed from mellow yellow to sparkling white

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The 58-year-old A-lister had
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Dentist warns people who shave teeth down to pegs ‘will need dentures by age 40’

A dentist has warned people having their teeth shaved down in the hope of achieving the perfect smile are “ruining their teeth for the rest of their lives”.

Dr Manouchehri, a dentist from London, shared viral video of a teen who says she visited Turkey to have her teeth shaved down for veneers – only for the expert to point out she hadn’t been given veneers at all.

The dentist corrected her by stating what she had got instead was full coverage crowns, and not veneers which are mouldings bonded to the front surface of a tooth.

She then got into the alarming list of negative long-term effects of having full coverage crowns fitted, made popular by many social media influencers.

The video has had more than seven million views on TikTok

Dr Manouchehri explains: “If you’ve seen my previous video, you know shaving teeth down to pegs like that is going to damage the nerve, and you’re going to need a root canal treatment and an extraction at some point in your life.

“Second point; veneers or crowns will need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years typically. Now, she is a gorgeous young woman, I thinks she’s what, around 18 or 19 maximum, and she is going to need to replace them probably four or five times throughout her lifetime, if not more.

“Not only the financial burden is going to be an issue, secondly it’s going to be a biological burden because the tooth physically can’t be prepared and re-prepared every single time.

Thousands of viewers thanked Dr Manouchehri for sharing the advice

“So she’s a gorgeous young lady and she’s ruined her teeth, possibly for the rest of her life and she’s going to have dentures by the age of 40.

“I personally wouldn’t choose that, would you?”

The response video has been viewed more than seven million times on TikTok, and many people left comments to say her advice had convinced them not to go through with the procedure.

One replied to say: “Um thank you I literally almost booked my appointment for next week, thank you for saving me.”

A second person said: “I can confirm. I have ONE I had done at 25. Now have to have it replaced at 25. And have a root canal.”

Another added: “It’s actually heartbreaking to see so many young people feel the need to go to these extremes in the name of beauty. Very sad.”

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Love Island’s Molly Mae leaves dentist after getting her teeth done to look more natural

LOVE Island’s Molly-Mae Hague left the dentist after getting her teeth done to look more natural today.

The reality star, 21, was all smiles as she left her appointment at Ruh Dental in Manchester.

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Molly-Mae left the dentist todayCredit: BackGrid

Molly stunned in her casual outfit, donning big white trainers with blue jeans.

She wore a big cream coat to fight off the cold, and matched it with a long black-and-white Balenciaga scarf.

Completing the look, she carried a black leather handbag in one hand and her phone in the other.

The star had her hair in a French plait while listening to music on her two Airpods.

The star is on a journey towards a more natural look

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The star is on a journey towards a more natural lookCredit: BackGrid
She previously had her lip filler dissolved

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She previously had her lip filler dissolved Credit: BackGrid
She dressed stunning for the occasion

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She dressed stunning for the occasionCredit: BackGrid

Molly previously told fans she’s on a journey to go back to her natural beauty.

In October, she debuted her natural lips after having the filler removed for the first time since she was 16.

She said at the time: “Nothing in there, they were rock solid, look how line-y they are now with no filler.

“I’m weirdly happy about it, I don’t know how to feel, I’ve gone back to 15-year-old me again.”

Molly with her teeth as they are now

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Molly with her teeth as they are nowCredit: Splash News
Molly also had her lip filler removed

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Molly also had her lip filler removedCredit: Instagram

Molly-Mae made it clear she feels she’s gone too far with her lips and is unhappy with them, showing the camera a close up of her pout.

The star then filmed her lips close up and told: “These are my lips before, they have lumps in, bumps in, they are uneven.

She said: “I reckon in total I probably have about 5ml of filler in these all together.

“I have not had them done for about a year now, maybe more actually.

She documented the reduction on YouTube

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She documented the reduction on YouTubeCredit: instagram
She debuted her original look for fans

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She debuted her original look for fansCredit: instagram

“They haven’t been done for a long time but still that filler is rock hard and thriving and needs to be gone.”

Molly, who has 1.34 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, revealed the whole process of getting her lips dissolved.

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This Dentist Is Exposing The ‘Shark Teeth’ Veneers Trend On TikTok

So thanks to an incredible dentist on TikTok, I have now been informed that shaving your teeth down to little shark nubs is not actually how dentists are meant to do veneers, and I am shook.

If like me, you’ve succumbed to the vast hole that is TikTok, you’ve probably seen a lot of videos where young people show off their nubby teeth followed by another shot where they have perfectly straight-white teeth. It’s become somewhat of a trend, titled #veneerscheck and unfortunately I still lose sleep over how cursed the contents of that hashtag is.

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#greenscreen could u imagine #fyp #SoAwkward #PerfectAsIAm #EasyMeal #veneers #dental #veneerscheck #twitter

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Anyway, according to my fave dentist pal Dr Shaadi Manouchehri (@drshaadimanouchehri) those aren’t veneers, those are actually crowns. Unlike veneers, crowns are a super invasive procedure and can cause many long term problems (especially for young people).

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“Firstly, those are not veneers, those are full-coverage crowns,” she said in the video.

“Shaving teeth down to pegs like that is going to damage the nerve, and you are going to need a root canal treatment and an extraction at some point in your life.”

Yikes, I had a root canal when I was 12 and it was horrible. I ended up biting the dentists hand (but, that’s another story).

She continued: “Second point veneers or crowns will need to be replaced every 10-15 years…she is probably 18/19-years old. Now, she is probably going to have to replace them 4-5 times throughout her lifetime.”

“Not only is the financial burden going to be an issue, but it’s going to be a biological burden too. Because the tooth physically cannot be prepared and re-prepared every single time. So she’s a gorgeous young lady, and she has possibly ruined her teeth for the rest of her life. She is probably going to have dentures by the age of 40.

“I personally wouldn’t choose that, would you?”

Dr S Manouchehri also talks about the dangers of shaving down your teeth in an earlier video posted to TikTok.

@drshaadimanouchehri

#dentist #dentistry #fy #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #veneers #londondentist #veneerscheck #TFBornThisWay #onmyway #foru

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The moral of the story here: Do not get veneers/crowns while you’re young. Invest in braces, teeth whitening kits, whatever. But shaving your teeth down to pegs is not good for your teeth long term.

Now, that’s the TEA-th.

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Can’t visit the dentist? Here’s how to take better care of your teeth

For many of us, the routine trip to the dentist is just one of the ways in which our lives have been disrupted in 2020. The British Dental Association (BDA) estimates that, since the March lockdown, dentists in England have provided nearly 19m fewer treatments than in the same period last year.



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Does it matter what type of brush or toothhpaste you use?

What do you need to know about dental emergencies, and what more can you do to care for your teeth? We asked the experts.

What dentistry services are currently available?

Although some routine dental treatments are now available again, in the UK, surgeries’ operating capacity has been reduced and some are triaging patients according to their level of need and risk.

If you would like to see your dentist, it is advisable to contact them by phone or email to see if it is necessary for you to visit. For up-to-date advice on accessing dental care in the UK, see the NHS website.

What is the risk of catching coronavirus at the dentist?

Although they are assumed to be at high risk of contracting Covid-19, a recent study of nearly 2,200 US dentists found that fewer than 1% tested positive in June. Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser to the BDA, says dentists’ routine attention to infection control puts them at an advantage. “It’s almost second nature to us.”

A heightened potential risk of coronavirus transmission is in the use of instruments such as dental drills or ultrasonic scalers, which create a fine mist.

How are dentists adapting?

The profession is still adapting its procedures as more becomes known about how the virus spreads. For example, some dentists have switched to handheld tools that are slower, but create less spray. “Everything’s a bit of a compromise,” says Walmsley.

Access to services is improving. In England, the “fallow time” during which a treatment room must remain empty after any aerosol-generating procedure was recently reduced from an hour to 15-20 minutes (depending on ventilation), enabling dentists to see more patients.

What can I do to care for my teeth while I can’t get to a dentist?

“The majority of dental problems are preventable,” says Walmsley. Brushing your teeth in the morning and at night, for two minutes each time, will generally be enough to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Studies have shown, however, that people brush for an average of 43 seconds. “Four minutes a day is not a lot to ask,” says Dr Nigel Carter, the chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation.



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What kind of toothpaste should I use?

Any toothpaste with fluoride will do. Not only does it help to prevent tooth decay, but it slows down the rate of progression of any existing decay. Carter is concerned by the increasing

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Northern Kentucky dentist says COVID-19 stress is causing increased cases of cracked teeth

People who grind their teeth in the middle of the night are not uncommon. But left unchecked, which has happened because of the pandemic, all those grinding teeth can cause real trouble.Dr. Shelley Shearer knows that better than most.Shearer, who has an office in Florence, said COVID-19-related stress is causing more people to grind their teeth more intensely while they’re sleeping.The result is a growing number of cases of cracked teeth.”Everyone’s stressed. They’re stressed about their job. They’re stressed about getting their kids to school. They’re stressed about money and they are grinding and clinching their teeth,” Shearer said.She said anyone with a cracked or chipped tooth will know something is wrong because they’ll feel a dull, aching pain in their mouth that can turn into a sharp pain quickly.It can be even worse for those who have a history of grinding their teeth, especially if they’ve avoided the dentist because they’ve been worried about getting infected with coronavirus.”Sometimes people, if they’ve been grinding and clenching for years, and then you add on this extra stress, now they’ve got, maybe, a fractured tooth that’s turned into – where they need a root canal or it needs to be taken out and they’re swollen,” Shearer said.Fortunately, there are other remedies besides just a root canal or a pulled tooth. Shearer said she can fit patients with a bite guard that they can wear while they’re sleeping or place a crown on a cracked tooth to help things get back to normal.Shearer also wants to reassure her patients that it’s as safe as it can be to come to her office for an appointment. She cited a recent report in the Journal of the American Dental Association that shows less than 1 percent of dentists nationwide have tested positive for COVID-19. The report said the result is “far below that of other health professionals in the U.S.”

People who grind their teeth in the middle of the night are not uncommon. But left unchecked, which has happened because of the pandemic, all those grinding teeth can cause real trouble.

Dr. Shelley Shearer knows that better than most.

Shearer, who has an office in Florence, said COVID-19-related stress is causing more people to grind their teeth more intensely while they’re sleeping.

The result is a growing number of cases of cracked teeth.

“Everyone’s stressed. They’re stressed about their job. They’re stressed about getting their kids to school. They’re stressed about money and they are grinding and clinching their teeth,” Shearer said.

She said anyone with a cracked or chipped tooth will know something is wrong because they’ll feel a dull, aching pain in their mouth that can turn into a sharp pain quickly.

It can be even worse for those who have a history of grinding their teeth, especially if they’ve avoided the dentist because they’ve been worried about getting infected with coronavirus.

“Sometimes people, if they’ve been grinding and clenching for years, and then you add on this extra

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We Talked to a Dentist About the Dangerous Teeth Trends Going Viral on TikTok

Many people turn to TikTok to stay up to date on the latest trends, from home improvement hacks to makeup tips. It can even be a resource for wellness and oral hygiene advice.



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We Talked to a Dentist About the Dangerous Teeth Trends Going Viral on TikTok

But, there are also plenty of dangerous fads that go viral on social media with little transparency about the harmful effects. The disastrous Kylie Jenner lip challenge from a few years ago and the more recent Benadryl challenge are two examples that come to mind.

Lately, TikTok has seen a wave of tooth-related videos that could potentially encourage young people to do irreversible damage to their dental health. We spoke to Dr. Ingrid Murra, DDS, founder of Two Front orthodontic care, about the risks of these concerning trends.

Nail-Glue Vampire Fangs

Some TikTok users are going to extreme lengths to celebrate spooky season this year, prioritizing frightfully realistic costumes over their dental health. The latest DIY look to gain traction on the app involves using nail adhesive, which contains similar ingredients to super glue, to attach vampire fangs to your teeth.

One video with over one million likes documents the moment user @muawk realizes her fake fangs are stuck and appears to hyperventilate as she tries to pull them from her teeth. In a follow-up video, she brushes and flosses frantically until they finally fall off.

According to Dr. Murra, this trend is unsafe because “nail glue can strip off the enamel of your teeth, which can increase the chance of getting cavities and cause sensitivity.” The powerful glue can also damage your gums.

If you do make the mistake of trying the damaging technique at home, Dr. Murra warns against trying to fix it yourself. Not only should your dentist be the one to get you out of the sticky situation, but they can actually safely place fangs on your teeth so you can channel the undead look, risk-free.

Shaving Teeth With a Nail File

Another concerning hack on the app could have even more permanent ramifications. Some users are taking a nail file to their teeth to even them out or make them smaller and filming the process. Once again, this can cause damage to your enamel.

“You risk removing too much enamel and causing sensitivity and increasing the chance of getting cavities,” Dr. Murra said. “Removing enamel is also permanent – unlike hair and nails, teeth don’t grow – so I highly recommend cosmetic changes by your dentist, prosthodontist, or orthodontist.” These professionals will do a more precise job, while being attentive to preserving tooth structure.

Depending on the cosmetic fix you want to make, there are a couple of different procedures a dentist may consider. If your teeth are too long, a dentist can carefully remove parts of your teeth to even them out, whereas if they are too short, they can build a composite to match your tooth shade. Either

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