Dentists Say Young Influencers Who File Down Their Teeth for the 'Perfect Smile' Will Need Dentures at 40 | 22 Words

Many people will literally do anything that TikTok tells them to do, and the most recent bizarre trend is all about getting that "perfect smile."

But a dentist has issued a serious warning for young influencers who have been literally filing down their teeth to achieve a glamorous smile. You really can't make these things up...

Now, it's not just teenagers who are obsessed with social media...

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The majority of us adults are too, with us posting every inch of our lives on these apps and communicating with others through them solely.

A lot of social media apps provide many purposes...

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People can actually earn a living through social media, such as selling things on Instagram or starting a business through Twitter.

But there are some apps that aren't so productive...

And TikTok is one of them!

A lot of people are struggling to understand exactly what TikTok is...

Basically, it is an iOS and Android app made for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos.

It went viral pretty quick ...

It was the world's fourth most downloaded app in 2018, beating Instagram and Snapchat - which is a pretty big achievement!

It has been argued that TikTok is better than Vine...

Who remembers Vine? Launched in 2012, Vine was a short-form video hosting service that allowed users to share 6-second-long looping video clips.

TikTok videos look a little something like this...

And it has to be said, the majority of them are rather entertaining.

Animals and TikTok are the best combination.

More and more people jumped on board the TikTok bandwagon and started getting their beloved pets involved.

Some are just plain weird...

It's a mystery as to what goes through people's heads when these types of TikTok videos are made...

It can now be established that TikTok is just a space for weird videos...

But TikTok can also be a dangerous influence on young people, with bizarre trends telling them how they should look and behave.

Remember the Kylie Jenner lip challenge?

Well, TikTok has hosted some trends and challenges that are so much more extreme than that, believe us!

And the most recent trend?

Well, the repercussions have been that severe, a dentist has had to issue a serious warning for some dim-witted young influencers.

Many "veneer vlogs" that achieve the "perfect smile" have gone viral on TikTok - but they're actually promoting a rather dangerous procedure.

"These are not veneer preparations," Dr. Emi Mawson explained. "These are crown preparations and there's a big difference."

"When you get veneers, most of your tooth is still there, only a little bit is shaved off."

"When you get crowns your teeth are shaved down to little pegs. She's going to have dentures by the age of 40."

"That's gonna be like $20,000 every 10 years, not to mention when you get a cavity."

"Once your teeth are down to stumps, there's no going back." Want more TikTok controversy? Scroll on ...