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A Toothy Gift For The Mom Who Has Everything

What mother doesn’t need a child’s tooth cast in metal dangling from her ears or hanging around her neck? Kim Kovel made a gold version of the first tooth her son lost and wore it as a good luck charm. When people asked her about it, she decided to start custom-making them for other moms in need of false teeth. Le Knockout jewelry starts at $99 and prices go all the way up to $7,039, and don’t worry, they send back the original tooth. [Le Knockout] Keep reading »

Get Pearly Whites With Burt’s Bees

With a cult following, Burt’s Bees products are already found in most beauty lovers’ makeup cases and vanities, but here’s another reason to appreciate the storied brand. In addition to caring for your lips, face, body, and hair, the company wants to make sure you have good oral health as well. Their new natural toothpaste is made with cranberry extract, which is known to block bacteria while fighting plaque, and comes with and without fluoride. We want. [$5, Burt's Bees] Keep reading »

White Wine—Not Red—Is Apparently Horrible For Your Teeth

First the bad news: Opting for white wine over red is not the answer to saving your pearly whites, says a recent study by the British Dental Association. White wine is far more acidic than its red sister, and high amounts of acid wear down tooth enamel. If you’re a regular sipper of Chardonnay, your teeth may even be susceptible to enamel loss. While this is clearly unhealthy for your chompers, it can also cause aesthetic repercussions. When the enamel wears down, your teeth become more susceptible to stains from the traditional culprits—coffee, dark beverages, food. If you’ve previously had your teeth whitened, it can also mess with your brightened color. Keep reading »

A Toothy Necklace For A Whiter Smile

This advertisement is supposed to have us believe that if you chew HappyDent baking soda gum, your teeth will become whiter, brighter, and, oh, so much better. How does the company choose to convey this message? Frankly, I don’t know that selling us ladies on this product by way of a necklace made of human teeth — no matter how white they may be — is what’s going to make us rush out and buy their tooth-whitening gum. It’s rather creepy, isn’t it? Although, I do appreciate that it’s not telling us to lose our blubber, like PETA. But there’s just something cannibalistic about this advertisement. After the jump, check out a toothy closeup. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Facelifts, Highlights, And Other Beauty Treatments You Shouldn’t Skimp On

Times are tough and women are looking for ways to cut back. We at The Frisky are determined to bring you the best budget beauty out there, but we are also not going to lie to you: some things you just can’t skimp on. You may never notice the difference between a CoverGirl and a Chanel lipstick but there are certain beauty products and treatments where you will. So save yourself some medical danger and grief and read our five beauty treatments we beg you to fork over the dough for. Keep reading »

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Start Flossing

Dental hygiene is important, people. If you don’t wash your face for a while, you might sprout a few zits. Those go away in time. If you stop brushing your teeth, they might fall out. Tooth loss is forever. Use the next 21 days to develop a habit that will keep your chompers in business. If you’re lazy like me, try dental flossers, which even come in the shape of dinosaurs! Plaque is not sexy. Floss. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Hilary Duff’s Chicklet Teeth Are Back

I thought she got those chompers replaced with something more modestly sized? [New York City, 11/16/08] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Mario Lopez, A “Barracuda” Brawl, Michael Phelps, And The Fish & Wildlife Service

  • Mario Lopez was named “2008 Male Celebrity Smile of the Year” by Dear Doctor: Dentistry & Oral Health magazine. [Cityfile]
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    Slideshow: Quirky Celebrity Smiles!

    Just because you’re a rich and famous celebrity doesn’t mean you’ll spend thousands on the perfect smile (well, unless you’re Hilary Duff, who spent thousands on a freakishly huge one). After the jump, nine of our favorite celebrities and the wacky smiles that are part of their charm. Keep reading »

    Birth A Kid, Lose A Tooth

    If you’re planning on having children, please promise that you’ll continue to brush your teeth and visit your dentist twice a year. Researchers at NYU and Yale examined data on 2,635 U.S. women, and they found that across all socioeconomic groups, women with children had fewer teeth than women without children. Among those in the lowest socioeconomic group, the women with no children on average were missing two teeth, while those with one child were missing an average of three teeth. Women with four or more children were missing more than eight teeth! (If this were consistently true, Michelle Duggar would be toothless.)

    One of the possible explanations is that women are more prone to gingivitis during pregnancy, which, left untreated, can lead to serious gum disease and tooth loss. Also, one of the study’s authors noted that women might be trying to avoid dental X-rays while they’re carrying a baby inside of them. (Lying in a dentists chair when you’re pregnant sounds incredibly uncomfortable, BTW.) Additionally, women with multiple children might forgo their own dental care due to lack of money or time. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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