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The only known case of braces interlocking during a kiss.

"The story surfaced after the St. Louis-based American Association of Orthodontists surveyed some of its 15,500 members in early January [2008] to find any known, publicized case confirming that classic orthodontic myth: If two sweeties in braces kiss long enough, they get stuck."
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Dec 19, 2013 - 6 comments

7 Reasons Getting A Kitten Is Awesome And Also Terrible

'I can't sleep comfortably anymore, because she requires the exact center of the bed, meaning I have anywhere between 1-3 limbs dangling off the edge of the bed. Sometimes while she sleeps, in order to make myself feel better, I whisper to her, "I saved your life, I can take it away."' [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Nov 15, 2013 - 62 comments

Anaesthetic optional

Have a nagging cavity but don't have the time or money to see a dentist? Luckily for you, there's DentiDrill. See the promotional video. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 26, 2013 - 45 comments

Don't kill yourself; your dentist will miss you.

My dentist was made to believe I was dead "Having no idea how or why I got there, I found myself in the embrace of a near-stranger who was overwhelmed with joy just because inconsequential, strange, and silly little me had lived to see another day"
posted by Bluecoat93 on Jun 18, 2013 - 59 comments

Street dentistry

The Dentist of Jaipur (slyt)
posted by Forktine on Aug 8, 2012 - 16 comments

Being Brave

Before and after photographs of children who have had teeth removed. Part of a exhibition showcasing behind the scenes observations of The Children's Hospital, Sheffield
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jun 17, 2012 - 23 comments

Brush your teeth...never?

Scientists at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands have deciphered the structure and functional mechanism of the glucansucrase enzyme that is responsible for dental plaque sticking to teeth. [abstract]
posted by T.D. Strange on Dec 5, 2010 - 30 comments

We boldly go where no dentist has gone before

Denis Bourguignon is a dentist in Florida. He is best known to the world for his role in the 1999 documentary film Trekkies where he showcased his dental practice being filled with Star Trek memorabilia. [more inside]
posted by twintone on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 comments

Hold still, I saw this in a cartoon once.

Home dentistry meets model rocketry. (SLYT)
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jun 16, 2010 - 36 comments

I feel funny.

Father takes a video of his 7 year old son after he had his tooth removed. SLYT
posted by gman on Feb 3, 2009 - 109 comments

She's got a real pretty mouth on her, don't she?

Tina Alberts, a dental assistant, raises pot bellied pigs. Knowing this, her wacky boss Dr. Woo decided to play a practical joke on her. When she was under anesthesia he temporarily gave her two boar teeth, leaving them in just long enough to stage a wacky unconscious photo. Later, he gave her the photo as a fun present. She freaked out. Everybody hired lawyers. Alberts got $250,000. Woo got $1,000,000. Yes, you read that right.
posted by miss lynnster on Jul 29, 2007 - 101 comments

Horny _and_ sensitive!

The narwhal, often termed "The Unicorn of the Sea," has a really odd tusk. It's long, spiraled, and there's only one of 'em per animal. Its purpose has been disputed for ages, but at long last, it seems that the answer has been found. And it's pretty damn cool.
posted by greatgefilte on Dec 13, 2005 - 69 comments

Is Novacaine Supposed to Taste Salty?

Smoking Gun: Dentist Injects Semen into Patient's Mouths
In yet another freakish story that's almost too bizarre to believe, a dentist is accused of injecting semen into his patient's mouths during procedures.

I hope he gets a jail cell with the Penis Pumpin' Judge. Seriously though, what is wrong with these people? Do they want to get caught or are they just overtaken by their sexual fetishes that they lose control of themselves?
found via One Girl's Life
posted by fenriq on Jul 28, 2004 - 29 comments

Arnold had a full grill in Total Recall,

Arnold had a full grill in Total Recall, but Hopes for manned — and especially a "womanned" mission to Mars — might hinge on teeth. The bone-weakening effects of zero-gravity environments might lead to permanent tooth loss, says a government dentist. via Slashdot
posted by adampsyche on Aug 28, 2001 - 13 comments

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