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We live in an age of social media, which means that we’re no strangers to seeing viral challenges. In fact, viral challenges are quite popular and it seems like there is a new one every other week. Most of them are just silly fun, but there are some that can be downright dangerous.

One viral trend has caused concerns for many dentists who are now trying to caution people from partaking in the trend.

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Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are known to be tough on stains. In fact, they can clean almost anything in your home.

However, they should never be used to clean any part of your body. Sadly, someone thought it would be a good idea to use them for teeth whitening – a horrible idea – but somehow the trend caught on.

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While TikTok can be a wealth of great ideas and daily life hacks, this one is not one of them. The TikTok video which features a woman using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to whiten her teeth is quite bad.

Not only can the magic eraser strip the enamel off your teeth, but it can cause other health problems if ingested.

Photo: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann

As a result of how dangerous this trend is, one dentist has spoken out on all the problems associated with using magic erasers as a means of whitening your teeth. It is best that the magic erasers are kept out of your mouth and used only to clean the household items that they’re intended to clean.

Watch the TikTok warning below:

@thebentist

Did she really just say she uses a magic eraser to clean her teeth… 😳 please don’t make this a trend 😂 #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner #teeth

♬ original sound – The Bentist

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