The Candy Man Lamar Odom meets his fate: The Dentist

NBA star Lamar Odom, aka The Candy Man, once told ESPN, “You only live once, eat as much candy as you can.”

Former LA Laker Lamar Odom - The Candy Man

And boy did he...

Hershey's White Chocolate.

Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme.

LifeSavers Gummies.

Watermelon Now and Laters.




The list goes on, and on. "I don't know how he still has teeth; he eats so much candy," Trevor Ariza, his former LA Laker teammate, said.

Well, the truth is he soon would not have had any teeth if it weren't for the intervention of his wife and reality star Khloé Kardashian and her sister Kim Kardashian who booked an appointment with famed Beverly Hills Dentist and Top Doctor Kevin Sands.

In a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a fearful Odom was coerced into a visit to Sands' office. Seven hours later and a little drugged up, Odom left with a beautiful new set of teeth while fist bumping and declaring Sands his new "BFF" after realizing his fear of the dentist was for nothing.

“I am committed to improving the smiles for all my patients while representing their true character,” said Dr. Sands in a statement after helping Odom. “I have and will always not only provide star treatment for my celebrity clients, but all of my patients.”

Learn more about the procedures Odom had done along with others in our resource section.


Lamar Odom photo by Bridget Samuels from College Park, MD.


Further Reading

  • With only 14 days left before we say goodbye to 2012, we thought it only timely to look back at this year's celebrity cosmetic surgery news to find out which story created the most buzz.  It's kind of like our way of seeing who's in and who's out.

  • Heidi Montag Opens Up about Her Plastic Surgery Makeover “I lived and learned, and I wouldn’t really recommend it for other people."

  • Khloe Kardashian made headlines recently after the paparazzi caught her with the infamous “trout pout” – the result of too many injectable fillers in the lips. Kim Kardashian’s younger sister appeared to have some very swollen and lumpy lips after leaving a Beverly Hills salon last week and many are suspecting that that star had cosmetic surgery. Celebrity plastic surgery doctor Dr. Anthony Youn did not treat Khloe Kardashian but believes that the star did have some type of injectable filler. He tells, “Khloe has a trout pout! The excessively plump appearance of her lips could be due to injections of a filler like Juvederm. Her upper lip is larger than her lower lip, causing her mouth to resemble a trout’s. Most injectable fillers last about 6 months in the lips, so given enough time we may see her lips shrink to a smaller and more typical size.” Another plastic surgery doctor, Dr. Michael Fiorellio who is based in New York City, made a similar conclusion. He suspects that Khloe had some type of filler treatment because, “Her lips look swollen and bruised. The product looks lumpy as well”. Dr. Fiorellio is suggesting that this Kardashian sister had either Juvederm or Restylane injections to make her lips appear larger and fuller. Injectable fillers are among the most popular types of non-invasive cosmetic enhancements around the country, and are an attractive option for women who want to add volume to their lips, fill out hollows in their cheeks, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines. They’re also more affordable than having surgery and can be a convenient option for those who don’t want to deal with the long downtime and recovery process associate with a surgical procedure like lip implants or a facelift.