"A smile is the best accessory you can wear," so it's understandable if you want yours to look great

People, particularly young women, are attempting teeth filing at home in an effort to get a smooth, even, movie-star-perfect smile

"One tooth may be longer than another, your teeth may be aligned in a way that you dislike, or you may have a chipped tooth."

It's worth noting that filing your teeth isn't a new concept - it's actually offered at many dentist offices as a professional service

Your enamel is the protective coating or layer on the outside of your tooth. It doesn't regenerate, so once it's gone, it's gone for good

So, what can you do instead? The answer is simple: visit your dentist. Though it requires an extra trip out of the house

"These professionals understand the structure of your teeth and will know whether teeth filing is the right move for you," Dr. Veytsman says

The cost of the procedure varies, but it can range anywhere from $50 to $300 for minor reshaping of one tooth to up to $1,500 to do multiple teeth