Dear Tooth Fairy, are you ageist?

National Tooth Fairy Day might not be the most opportune time, but I’d like to lodge an ageism complaint. Certainly everyone glorifies their favorite “tooth collector,” a good fairy popularized by her teeth-for-cash trade. In some cultures, glamorized with glitter, celebrated for stealth, this tooth taker is something of an icon. Understandably, the 12-and-under set curries favor with their cuteness factor and gap-toothed smiles. Their […]

Little shop of smile horrors?

If dental students gain knowledge of anatomy by carving  wax replicas of each  tooth in the oral cavity, what do the artists at Esty store ‘uncannycreatures‘ gain by carving ears and mouths? Maybe a future in creating Hollywood prosthetic makeup? The same online store also features plush animals with dentures that are a far cry from the educational […]

Ambassador of smiles

Miss Native American USA 2015-2016 Kristina Hyatt,  a dental hygienist employed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Children’s Dental Program, began a tour of American Indian Reservations Sunday at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, according to Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Now through the fall, Hyatt and America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation […]