People Are Painting Their Teeth With Glitter, But Dentists Say It's a Terrible Idea | 22 Words

Fashion and beauty trends are a strange thing—what’s all the rage one year might seem completely ridiculous the next. The teased, larger-than-life hairstyles of the ‘80s gave way to stick-straight styles in the ‘90s and early 2000s, and don’t even get us started on hair crimping.

Even eyebrows have gone through cycles with different trends—some of the girls who went wild with the tweezers during their high school years are all about bold and bushy brows these days. Jumping in on beauty trends can be risky, especially if they're permanent.

So what’s the next big trend in beauty? Some folks are saying it’ll be a new way to customize your smile with glittery tooth polish. That’s right—people are turning their pearly whites into a colorful canvas. If you’re as confused as we are about this, keep reading to get all the details on this truly bizarre trend.

Meet Chrōm, the brand behind this head-scratching idea.

Similar to nail polish, you paint it on your teeth, and it’s meant to last for up to 24 hours.

How much will it cost?

You can get a bottle of Chrōm on their website for $18-22.

Take your pick.

Chrōm is available in several different colors, ranging from baby pink to glittery gold.

But why?

Founder David Silverstein told Fox News that colorful teeth are already a big hit at music festivals and that it might become an everyday fashion statement: “Perhaps you go to work with one tooth [that] matches your nail polish or your hair color."  

What’s it made out of?

Silverstein says that it’s made from a grain alcohol base and that the formula is “100 percent safe."

Your dentist may not approve.

The Daily Mail interviewed dentist Ramin Tabib, and he shared his skepticism: “I have no idea what’s in this product and the safety long term. Seems like the company does not want to give the ingredients out and they are calling it proprietary. Unfortunately, that is not good enough for me to give an OK to this product, not knowing what the long-term ramifications are. It may be completely safe and it may not."

Use it at your own risk.

The jury’s still out on this one, but in the meantime, you can check out the brand’s photos on Instagram

Colorful teeth aren’t the only bizarre beauty trend out there.

Enter the squiggle brow: we have no words for this look.

Not into squiggly eyebrows?

Maybe the more subtle, feathered brow is for you.

Or the floral eyebrow.

Our eyes are watering just looking at it.

Turn heads with a carved brow.

Wow, talk about making a bold statement.

There’s nothing that can’t be bejeweled.

Yep, even your eyebrows!

Or try braiding them.

Then again, we’re pretty sure these are photoshopped. That would be hard to braid. 

How about some barbed wire brows?

I think we will pass on this one.

Or go for a glitter brow.

It’s so strange that it might work.

Speaking of doing weird things to your face, check out this fashion statement:

This winter, a chilly nose will be a problem of the past!

While you’re at it, deck out your beard for the holidays.

Get your own set of ornaments from Beard Baubles.

Check out this bizarre manicure.

We have so many questions about this. First of all, why?

Another strange nail trend.

Yep, those nails have actual dead bugs on them. This is not for the faint of heart.

Creepy-crawly nails.

The trend was started by a salon in Melbourne, Australia called, Deadly Beauty and Nails Studio.

People have gotten all kinds of critters on their nails.

The creatures used have included ladybugs, spiders, seahorses, and scorpions.

They’ve even turned snakeskin into a manicure.

It’s safe to say we won’t be jumping on this trend anytime soon.

Next up in weird beauty.

Apparently, nose hair extensions are now a thing?

There’s even a tutorial for them.

Somehow we’re not convinced on this one.

If you thought the internet would stop at squiggle brows, we have some news for you.

Squiggle lips are a trend we didn’t need.

One trend that didn’t take off.

Mac tried to make “lollipop lips" happen, and we’re glad that one didn’t pan out.

File this one under "impractical looks."

It’s a great look if you don’t plan on closing your mouth, eating, or talking.

One way to get into the holiday spirit.

It’s pretty unique, that’s for sure!

Glitter scalp, anyone?

Imagine what it’s like washing your hair after that.

At the end of the day, wear what you like.

Squiggle brows, and colorful teeth aside, nothing looks better than a good dose of confidence. Be sure to share this article on Facebook with all your beauty-loving friends!