When the Tooth Fairy Becomes Tooth Scary!

For some, Halloween’s all about dressing up and trick-or-treating. For others, it’s more about haunted houses and horror movie marathons. And when it comes to the latter, believe it or don’t, even the tooth fairy has been dragged into the act. Yes, you might have thought she was all cute and sparkly (and sometimes hyper-commercialized), …

DIY Dentistry & Good-Bye, Teeth

As economically tough as times can be, there are cases in which going the DIY route really shouldn’t be an option – dealing with dental problems, for instance. Not that it’s stopped some folks, even for potentially serious situations such as extractions (infection risk and the creation of cavitations) or restoring a decayed or broken …

KTH Flashback: 4 Off-Beat Dental Videos

Originally posted Sept. 10, 2008 Some odds and ends (with a slight emphasis on “odds”) that we’ve run across while searching for dental videos on YouTube… We start with the amazing singing, dancing tooth: “How to Properly Brush and Floss Your Teeth,” shown in old school animation styles: A 1939 educational film on dental hygiene, …

How Kids See Dentists

Dental fear and anxiety often begin when we’re very young. That’s one reason why most dentists recommend a first visit by a child’s first birthday or when the first tooth comes in. With an early introduction to the office environment and the process of dental visits, children can learn that it’s not an inherently scary …

Not Such a Tough Story to Swallow

Doctors are human. Sometimes they make mistakes. Yet some seem so over-the-top, you almost want to say, “You went to medical school and this is what you learned?!” Case in point: When 75 year old Nermin Keating from Essex, England accidentally swallowed her dentures, it took four doctors 9 weeks of repeated misdiagnoses to figure …

You Say Cool, We Say Yeah, Right

Jeweled tooth tattoos and the yaeba look are so passe! Yes, just a week into the new year, and already, the first story has appeared on the latest in teen tooth trend in Asia! Teens paying for fake braces because metal mouths are cool For anyone whose teen years involved a small fortune of metal …

Nurd(le) Is the Word

You know how sometimes you can say a word over and over until, suddenly, it sounds so weird, you begin to wonder if it’s a real word at all? And then there are words that sound like nonsense from the get-go. Meet “nurdle.” Why “nurdle”? Apparently, nobody knows. Not for sure, anyway. And it doesn’t …

Brace Yourself…

Your dentist recommends braces, so you get them. You make your ortho appointments every once in a while but not as often as you should. A year goes by. You still have braces. Another year. You still have braces. How long before you’d ask your dentist, “Hey, when do I get these off?” Meet the …

Is It Art? Is It Fashion?

We do know this: It’s part jawbone! Friction can be found where luxury meets decay and the refined becomes raw. As raw remnants collide with smooth surfaces, hybrid forms take shape within this new collection of eyewear and jewellery. By subverting status symbols of personal adornment, dualities are left exposed, mirroring our own identity. Via …

Chew on This…

Monday morning pop quiz! True or false? This is a dog chew: Correct. And this? Correct. How about this? Huh-uh. It’s for people. Yes, really. Saith Gizmodo, Designed for those times when you’ve just had a meal but can’t sneak away to brush your teeth, the Rolly is a small rubber disc covered in 276 …