Vampire Fangs - Are They Okay For Your Teeth?

October 25, 2022

With Halloween just around the corner, you’re likely looking into a Halloween costume to impress your friends and neighbours. Vampire fangs are a popular accessory during October and because of this, you may wonder, are vampire fangs safe to wear on your teeth? 

Is It Safe? TikTokers Using Nail Glue To Adhere Vampire Fangs

In recent years, TikTok users have gone to extreme lengths to create realistic Halloween costumes. A viral DIY hack involves super-gluing vampire fangs to teeth. However, this caused several people to have fangs stuck to their chompers and require professional help. 

If you find yourself in this situation, we advise you to refrain from yanking your fangs as you could end up damaging your tooth enamel, fracturing a tooth or pulling one out completely. Seek immediate dental attention for safe removal. If you’re unable to get to a dentist immediately, slowly wait for your fangs to fall off and gently brush and rinse your teeth as normal.

A Safe Alternative To Keep Your Fangs In Place

Superglue of any kind is poisonous if ingested and isn’t intended for cosmetic purposes, so we recommend using denture glue instead. As well, if you have had recent dental work done or currently have veneers or braces, you should consult with your dentist before using fangs. In fact, you should generally avoid attaching anything to your teeth if you have veneers or braces on. 

Prolonged use may damage your teeth, so please be mindful to remove them before you go to bed. It’s also important to read the instructions to determine whether the fangs are reusable or should be discarded after one use. 

At Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre, we go above and beyond to ensure your visit is comfortable, convenient and satisfactory. We’re fully dedicated to improving your smile’s health and appearance. If you have any questions about vampire fangs or need a dentist’s help to safely place and remove any teeth accessories for your Halloween costume, we’ll be more than happy to help. Schedule an appointment with us or look for us in Transcona, at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue.