Dental materials to make art!


In this video, an artist uses common dental materials to make art! Alginate, which is usually used to take impressions of teeth, is here prepared in a bucket and hands are placed in it. After a few minutes the alginate hardens and the hands are delicately removed without tearing or causing distortion on the impression material.

Then the hands impression needs to be casted. The material used is plaster, which hardens after about an hour. When the alginate is removed, an artistic statue is created!

Source of the video : 3 Boyutlu Bebek el ayak kalıbı

The smile of Tim Borrmann


Tim Borrmann is a young German-born model who figures in several clothing brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Tailor. On his photos he usually has particularly serious look. Unfortunately in several pictures he is smoking, which is bad for his dental health and general health.

But it was possible to find some pictures of Tim Borrmann where he was smiling

or laughing genuinely, showing his beautiful teeth. Hoping that he will keep them healthy for a long time!

Audrey Hepburn smiles!


Audrey Hepburn charmed the cameras with her beautiful and graceful smile, from the times that she was an actress, and the periods of her life where she was a humanitarian.

Marilyn’s smile


Marilyn Monroe always expressed grace and sincerity in her genuine smile, and this completed her glamorous and sexy look.

If you want to achieve a beautiful smile like the one that Marilyn, you don’t necessarily need expensive dental treatments. But you must work on your oral and facial hygiene, as well as on your attitude!

Here is the gallery of Marilyn Monroe’s smile:

Tooth cupcake


Here’s how to make a cupcake in the shape of a tooth! I don’t know the exact recipe, but it’s an opportunity to be creative and try ingredients. Enjoy exploring and savouring, but don’t forget to brush your teeth after!

Tooth cupcake


Patient instructions for lip bumper

Lip bumper

A lip bumper is an dental appliance designed by dentists or orthodontists that has the purpose of correcting or holding into position the lower adult molar teeth and making sure that they do not come forward until the adult premolars (bicuspids) have erupted.

When a young patient is wearing a lip bumper, here are the instructions to follow:

  • a lip bumper should be worn 24 hours per day with the only exception being to brush your teeth;
  • the lip bumper has been placed so that it can be removed for thorough brushing; however, should it become obvious that you are not wearing the bumper 24 hours per day, it can be tied in permanently;
  • When wearing the lip bumper, remember to hold your lower lip up and over it rather than letting it rest under the wire;
  • when removing the lip bumper for brushing, pull it out in a straight forward motion; don’t lift up on the appliance or rock it back and forth because this might eventually loosen the bands;
  • The lip bumper is a comfortable appliance and should not cause sore spots or break the skin; If you are having any problems with the it, call your dental office and they will adjust the lip bumper comfortably.

Another dental illustration by Victor Nunes


Last summer, I had displayed some of the artistic creations of Victor Nunes. He is a Brazilian artist who uses foods or instruments to complete his drawings, creating unique masterpieces! He had used toothbrushes as well.

But now I found something new that he designed. A drawing using dental instruments, which look more like orthodontic pliers! Above is what it looks like! And here’s the one with the toothbrushes🙂

victor nunes toothbrushes

Palatal expansion

Palatal expansion

A palatal expansion is the use of an appliance placed in the mouth to make a constricted palate more wide. The following video summarizes the procedure.

A narrow palate usually allows less space for upper teeth, causing malocclusion, which is a bad relationship between teeth that gives them a misaligned appearance. Malocclusion also makes it hard to eat and brush your teeth, provoking malnutrition and other dental problems.

It is possible to expand the palate of children, teenagers, and sometimes young adults. There are many types of expanding appliances, but each usually covers the palate and holds on the upper teeth. Activation needs to be done with the expansion screw that is found in the middle of the appliance. The whole process can take several months to a year.


Toothaches were believed to be caused by… worms?


There was a time that people didn’t know the existence of cavities, and even less the world the microscopic bacteria. Therefore when someone had a toothache, they believed that it was caused by very little worms!

The idea now sounds very nasty, but around the 15th century, the dentist profession didn’t exist, and physicians thought that there were “tooth worms” that were causing teeth to hurt and to break apart! Those doctors prescribed a remedy for toothaches that involved lighting a candle and letting the smoke go inside your mouth and fill it. Then, you would lean your head over a warm bowl of water so the pain-causing tooth worms would fall out of your mouth and into the water.

The idea is very disturbing, even for a dentist like me. It makes me so glad that now, to treat a toothache, you can go to place and let professionals take care of you in a sterilized environment!


Do all animals have two sets of teeth like humans?

shark water

Human beings have 2 sets of teeth, also called dentitions. They are referred to as deciduous teeth (primary, baby or milk teeth) and permanent teeth (or adult teeth). Deciduous teeth in humans start coming out 6 to 10 months after birth, and they are eventually replaced by permanent teeth years later, usually starting around the age of 6.

Humans and all animals that have 2 consecutive sets of teeth are called diphyodont. In contrast, polyphyodont are animals who’s teeth are replaced many times. Most mammals are diphyodont, except kangaroos, elephants and manatees.

Among polyphyodont animals, for example, sharks grow a new set of teeth almost every two weeks because their teeth get worn fast and they need to be replaced. Also young and teenage crocodiles have their teeth changed with larger ones every month for reasons similar to the ones of the sharks, but this rate slows down for adult crocodiles.

Many other species of fish and reptiles are polyphyodonts. This phenomena, especially in crocodiles, is presently studied in order to research possible tooth generation in humans.


Mr. Bean at the dentist!

This is a classic, where Mr. Bean goes to a dental appointment and everything seems to go wrong! But don’t worry as when you see your dentist, these things won’t happen🙂

Your heart and lungs look good too!


This is a caricature of a patient opening wide to a dentist, so wide that the dentist can see and examine some of his internal organs. It is funny but there is some truth into it.

When someone has a systemic disease, sometimes it can have oral signs. Like for example diabetes. If the dentist suspects anything, he or she will refer the patient to the general doctor to have it checked.

Also they say that a healthy mouth is a sign of a healthy body. That’s why it’s important to keep your teeth and gums healthy in order not to cause infection or inflammation that can reach other organs of your body like your heart and your lungs.