Don't forget about your teeth when dressing up in a costume. If your outfit calls for missing, knocked-out teeth, chipped teeth or a serious cavity issue, use black tooth wax or liquid tooth coloring to blacken your teeth temporarily.
Brush your teeth before applying either wax or liquid tooth coloring for best results. Wipe the front teeth off on a paper towel or clean washcloth before applying either product; otherwise, the wax or liquid may not adhere properly.
Break off a piece of black tooth wax no larger than a pea.
Flatten and shape the wax a bit and press it onto one of your teeth, using a mirror to help ensure proper placement. Press the wax in place firmly to ensure it stays put.
Shape the wax to conform to your tooth, covering the front of the tooth completely for a missing-tooth look. Use your fingers and a toothpick to shape the wax, scraping excess wax away with the toothpick.
Avoid eating chewy or hard foods with the tooth wax in place, as it may come off while eating.
Remove the wax once you no longer need it by picking it away with your fingers. Brush your teeth afterwards if any wax or color remains.
Things You'll Need
- Black tooth wax
Liquid Tooth Coloring
Shake the bottle of liquid tooth coloring with the cap tightly in place. Loosen the cap afterwards.
Wipe your clean front teeth off on a paper towel or clean washcloth -- even slight moisture will prevent the colorant from sticking to your teeth. Keep your mouth open, inhaling and exhaling through your mouth to keep your teeth dry as you prepare the coloring.
Brush a small amount of the tooth coloring onto the tip of a cotton swab using the brush attached inside the cap of the bottle.
Dab the black liquid onto the desired tooth, working from the center of the tooth outward to avoid getting the liquid onto adjacent teeth. If some of the tint does get on other teeth, wipe them off carefully with a paper towel. Look in the mirror as you work for best results.
To create the look of a chipped tooth, dab the color onto one corner of a tooth or on the bottom portions of two adjacent teeth.
Keep your mouth open, inhaling and exhaling through your mouth, while the black color dries.
Remove the black color once you no longer need it by brushing your teeth.
Do not dye your teeth with permanent markers, nail polish or anything other than products designed for use inside the mouth. Other types of makeup may contain harmful chemicals.
Things You'll Need
- Black liquid tooth coloring
- Paper towel or clean washcloth
- Cotton swab