As part of a new eyebrow-raising social media trend, people are modifying their teeth at home — and Dr. Heavenly Kimes is not having it.
On September 28, the Married to Medicine doctor took to Instagram to caution against an at-home body modification technique that has grown popular on TikTok. The method involves people using nail files to grind down their uneven teeth. After seeing videos of the disturbing process on social media, dentists have shared their concerns, including Heavenly, who owns her own practice and is one of the top dentists in Atlanta for cosmetic dentistry.
"Please don’t do this!" Heavenly blatantly shared along with an image of an article from Insider.
In the article, Dr. Chad Evans, co-founder of Texas-based Smile Magic Family Dental, explains how filing your teeth with a nail file can cause permanent damage. "The moment that you remove tooth structure, if you don't know what you're doing, you're doing irreparable damage and destruction to your teeth," he told Insider.
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