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How to make fake black teeth

Updated February 21, 2017

Blacking out a tooth or two adds a sinister touch to pirate, hobo and witch costumes. Black teeth also work as an alarming practical joke. Black paints and make-up items such as eyeliner may blacken your teeth short-term, but moisture in the mouth quickly dissolves markings from enamel surfaces. Using black wax is the best way to make temporary missing teeth -- the wax stays on the tooth for hours, and comes off clean.

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  1. Remove a pea-sized amount of black wax from the package.

  2. Flatten the piece of wax.

  3. Form the wax over the tooth you want to black out. The wax will stay in place without adhesive.

  4. Peel the wax off your tooth when finished and place it in an airtight container for future use.

  5. Tip

    Black tooth wax is available at Halloween and costume stores.


    Only use wax labelled for use with teeth.

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Things You'll Need

  • Black tooth wax

About the Author

Christina Sloane has been writing since 1992. Her work has appeared in several national literary magazines.

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