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Friday, September 4, 2009

Dear GOD, look at those DENTURES!


I have to admit as one of nearly 40 million denture wearers in the USA, I was somewhat taken aback by this photo! The HORROR!
Can you imagine this terrible contraption in your mouth? Honestly. I can't get it out of my mind that I've seen those teeth somewhere before...hmmmm. Wait a minute! Here they are!





I began to wonder about the history of dentistry and have learned many a thing since then...mainly that I'm grateful that it's the year 2009, when it comes to teeth anyway.

I've also learned these things;


a) your barber was also your dentist in the 1800's. Not always, sometimes
he was your GODFORSAKEN BLACKSMITH!!!!!!





b) Going to the Dentist/Barber/Blacksmith hurt sump'n fierce!
sump'n reeeaaaaallllll fierce!!





c) I thought my grandma's dentures were old!
dentures found fitted snugly in the 200 year
old corpse of an Archbishop! Arthur Richard Dillon
of Narbonne, France who died in 1806. WOW!

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