Dentist-Backed Girl Group Promotes Fake Canine Teeth

Today, in weird beauty news, the Japanese trend tsuke-yaeba — meaning "canine teeth" and involving glued-on dental caps that give one the appearance of crooked teeth — has reached a whole new level. Amidst the intense competition between dentists that offer this procedure, one went so far as to produce a girl band to promote tsuke-yaeba, according to Beautylish. The article states, "The dentist-backed girl group released their first CD last year entitled Mind If I Bite?"
The image of the snaggle-toothed girl band shows three adolescents in short plaid skirts. While this sort of thing might be no big deal in Japan, as Americans, we feel a little uncomfortable. It looks like they're wearing the kind of school-girl outfit that is too sexy to be anything other than mildly creepy. We wonder where the line between sexiness and youthfulness should be drawn.
Head on over to Beautylish to check out the full story, and let us know what you think. (Beautylish)
snaggle toothPhoto: Via Beautylish.

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