As someone who used to work in local news, I’m a sucker for local ads. They’re practically in a world of their own. After spotting a billboard on Twitter for an Indiana dental office going by...wait for it...the Guardians of the Gums, I only had one thought: “Oh please let there be a commercial.” Luckily for us, the…
Short horror film The Root of the Problem takes us to a dentist’s office in the 1950s, where a nervous housewife is waiting to have her wisdom teeth pulled. Once the anesthesia kicks in, things start getting very sinister. And it’s not just because that dentist looks like he wants to make love to her teeth.
Getting braces for crooked teeth is one of our society's accepted forms of self torture for the sake of vanity. It's completely painful and done in a terribly awkward stage in life but it's worth it in the end, not just for the sight of straight teeth but for the pure functionality of improving the bite (or so they…
No, this isn't a case of a kid sticking a tooth into his nose and getting it stuck. This is a tooth that grew up into a guy's nose. Basically, he was close to being a human Narwhal. You're welcome for the nightmares.
The android squirmed in the chair as Dr. Rockwell drilled in the fresh tooth. The dentist shook his head as he exchanged the drill tool for the water flosser. "If I detach your jaw for the procedure," he told the robot, "you'll never learn to stop using your mouth to open oil drums." Concept art by Cedric Peyravernay.
Next time you go to the dentist, consider the terror that you're inflicting on the microorganisms that have made a home in your filthy teeth.
Scientists have discovered a new molecule that will make your teeth cavityproof and may change dental care forever. They have appropriately named it Keep 32—for your 32 teeth—and it can kill the bacteria that produces cavities in 60 seconds flat.
I went through oral surgery more than a month ago and I still have nightmares featuring the cracks deep inside my skull as my dentist struggled to break a huge molar. Again. And again. And again. That's why these kids' before and after portraits make me cringe—but also laugh.
I had an emergency tooth extraction last Friday. One of my molars cracked and got infected. Fortunately, my dentist isn't an ex-girlfriend. Otherwise I may have ended like Marek Olszewski, who went to his girlfriend's practice with a toothache and left without his teeth. All for revenge!
These synthetic heads don't need to be anywhere near the Uncanny Valley to be terrifying. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the creepiest prosthetic mouths in dentistry.
New research could mean no more droopy numb face after you leave the dentist. Scientists are working on a precise form of anesthesia controlled by light.
Rejoice! Scientists at the University of Missouri have invented a way to apply fillings that is completely painless. It uses a new plasma brush that disinfects and cleans out cavities, killing bacterias and forming a better bond for the fillings.
A team of researchers at the University of Leeds' School of Chemistry is developing a pain-free method to combat cavities.
If your little brother loses a tooth, what's in it for you? The little dope gets sweet Tooth Fairy scratch and you're left holding the bag. Unless you decide to play dentist with a long string and a mini-motorcycle.
People of the world who hate hate HATE going to the dentist, rejoice: DentalVibe is a new device that completely eliminates the pain when they are sticking a stainless steel needle into your gums. All by cleverly fooling your brain.
After going to the dentist, Vader feels weird. Vader feels funny. Vader doesn't feel tired. Vader is high. But from the medicine, kids.
Welcome back to MangoBot, a biweekly column about Asian futurism by TokyoMango blogger Lisa Katayama. While Dr. Wong was putting dental dam in my mouth, I was watching three hot women singing the penis song in a Chinese restaurant downtown. It happened last Thursday, when I discovered a gadget that can warp my brain…
Hate going to the dentist? The CarieScan can detect cavities before they become a problem by sending a tiny electrical current through a tooth, making those visits to the chair less likely to involve major excavation. CarieScan can detect small changes in resistance caused by the presence of water in a tooth, signs…