Just thinking about this is giving me chills: Christopher Crist went to Amazing Family Dentist in Indianapolis, Indiana, to have a couple of problem teeth removed. But somehow, the dentist removed 29 of his teeth. He’s now toothless and wondering what the fuck happened. The 21-year-old autistic man was told by his mother to ask for three teeth to be pulled, so it’s unclear just how or why the dentist decided to take out all of his teeth.
And apparently, the dentist who took out all of Crist’s teeth has been cited for removing too many teeth in the past. Another patient named Rose Hill went to the same dentist to have a tooth removed, and ended up with her entire bottom row of teeth removed. When she attempted to go back to the dentist to confront him about his work, he refused to see her and called the police to have her escorted out.
In all, nearly a dozen people have come forward to complain that they had teeth needlessly pulled from the same dentist. In the meantime, Crist and his family are suing the dentist. Hopefully, it’ll provide them with enough money to buy him some dentures. [Fox59]
There are many uses for hydrogen peroxide, it can even fight blemishes. Now, I’ve got another excellent use for this household antiseptic: It whitens teeth!! Safely, that is. I know the name is a little off-putting, (“hydrogen peroxide” doesn’t exactly sound like something you should put in your mouth) but the stuff you pick up at the drugstore comes in 3% form, making it safe to use orally.
Here’s how to use it: Mix two parts hydrogen peroxide with one part water and swish around in your mouth for about 30 seconds (or if you think your gums can handle it, take it straight). Spit it out and proceed to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste. That’s pretty much all there is to it!! Don’t be alarmed, though: Once in your mouth, the hydrogen peroxide will begin to foam up. Don’t freak out! Read more…
One of my dad’s main hobbies when I was growing up was collecting and cleaning skulls, so I probably feel a bit more comfortable with bones, teeth, and cartilage than the average person (my brothers and I used to play with one particular manta ray exoskeleton as if it were a GI Joe doll). Even so, these jawbone sunglasses, which are made out of a real deer mandible, totally creep me out. On the bright side, I might have just found the perfect Christmas gift for my dad. [Neatorama]
This weekend, I called my sister to rehash my love life.
Suddenly I could hear her turning to a small child in the background. “Do you want to tell Aunt Jessie the big news?” she asked. “No!” My five-year-old niece M. replied.
“Tell me, what’s the big news?” I asked my sister, wondering what constitutes “big news” in kindergarten.
“M. lost her first tooth!” my sister said. “The tooth fairy left five dollars last night.”
“FIVE DOLLARS?!?!” I shouted into the phone. Keep reading »
Breaking news! Notoriously snaggletoothed singer Jewel is sporting a decidedly straighter smile. She tweeted a photo of herself on the set of the upcoming June Carter Cash biopic she’s filming for Lifetime, writing that she now has “perfect teeth.” Given that she never “fixed” her teeth in the years she’s been rich and famous, I’m gonna guess that she’s wearing a mouthpiece and that her snaggle remains unharmed. I’m glad! Jewel is beautiful — and she looks lovely as June — but her crooked smile has always made her unique. Honestly, she almost looks unrecognizable — who knew teeth made such a difference? [Huffington Post]
Charlize Theron, apparently, actually sat down for an interview with British tabloid the Sun, where she dropped this odd tidbit: “I had no teeth until I was 11.”
She explains that, due to a heavy regimen of antibiotics for jaundice as a child, her teeth “rotted” and had to be removed, leaving her with “fangs.” “I never had milk teeth,” she explains. “That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous.” Read more …
A gig as a Playboy playmate means money for a brand new smile. Lindsay Lohan got her prematurely aging teeth whitened. “Thanks Dr. Dorfman for the zoom… My gums are so sore though!” she tweeted of her transformation. If only she could get all of her other problems “zoomed.” [Huffington Post]
Like a lot of people, my teeth were pushed and pulled with a variety of contraptions during my formative years. It all started innocently enough in 5th grade when I got spacers. Tiny rubber bands were wound between metal brackets that had been twisted around my back teeth. This was the first sign that my preteens were going to be painful and not because of my unflattering haircut and spotty fashion sense; those bands were an agent of torture. Sure, they came in bright, fun colors, but I learned quickly that neon pink things can be used as a torture device too. When my jaw became too sore to snack on Hot Pockets after school as per my usual routine, I knew that shit was getting real. Keep reading »
A single animal tooth, sure. A tiny cast bronze animal skull replica even, that’s fine. But I draw the line at wearing human teeth — real or otherwise. And frankly, while I know I’m into some weird stuff style-wise, I have no idea why someone would want to wear another person’s dientes. Nevetheless, if you must, you can find it on — where else? — Etsy. [$180, Etsy] Keep reading »