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Kindl's pearly whites before and after

by Bill Roose / Detroit Red Wings

Jakub Kindl had some fun at his dentist's office on Monday afternoon, posting these before and after photos of his new crowns. (Photos courtesy of Jakub Kindl)

DETROIT – Even though Jakub Kindl has a Twitter account (@JKindl4) with more than 4,300 followers, the Red Wings’ defenseman doesn’t spend much time on the social network.

However, he thought he’d get a rise out of some hockey fans by posting a picture from the dentist’s office on Monday afternoon. The photo of Kindl’s metal mouth makes the Czech native look more like more like a movie villain.

“When I was 17 I was hit in the mouth with a stick,” Kindl said. “So those were my real teeth. I had a little metal and have them moved out yesterday and I’m doing new crowns. Now I have my new teeth sitting on top of them.”

Kindl made the menacing image look more sinister after he discovered a new Twitter app that allows users to edit pictures before posting them to their account.

“The fun thing is that I didn’t realize that you can play with the picture too before you post it,” Kindl said. “So you can chance up the color and I made it look even worse. Why not? I was hoping to make people laugh.”

The “after” photo of Kindl’s new Chiclets (far right) is much more appealing.

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