Dental Health Risks: 5 Unhealthy, Extreme Dental Trends To Avoid

03/14/2012 08:45 am ET

The basics of dental health aren't all that complicated: Brush and floss daily, limit cavity-causing sugary snacks, don't smoke and schedule regular visits to your dentist.

For some people, though, things get a little trickier. Maybe they opt to straighten "imperfect" smiles or whiten their less-than-sparkling pearly whites.

But others still take dentistry to the land of the extreme, unsafe and just plain weird. Read up on the health risks of these out-there dental procedures.

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