Apparently there are some people who’ve taken to the social media platform, TikTok, and posted videos of themselves using a fingernail file to grind down their own teeth. One girl who had a chipped tooth filed down her two front teeth so that the lengths were the same. The tooth filing-trend started gaining so much attention that dental hygiene professionals began responded in an effort to debunk them.
There’s no doubt that some of these TikTok users should leave the dental work to professionals. Although some appear to be doing it as a joke there are several who are grinding off some parts of their permanent teeth. Doing this could leave some of these social media socialites with irreparable damage and tremendous pain.