Tooth Charms Among Allure’s Previously Reported “Out-There Beauty Trends

Allure (6/2, Aberman) states in its “Daily Beauty Reporter” blog that during “Allure’s 25 years of existence, we’ve reported on some pretty out-there beauty trends,” including teeth charms in October 2000. The charms are “glued to the surface of your teeth by a dentist (ideally) and worn like an accessory,” although the “trend never really caught on.” In the October, 2000 article, American Dental Association spokesperson Dr. Richard Price cautioned against wearing the jewels since they can interfere with brushing and cause plaque to build up. “Sparkles on your fingernails are one thing,” says Dr. Price. “On your teeth, they’re another.” Dr. Price adds, “You can grow new fingernails; you can’t grow new teeth.”