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Ohaguro-Teeth Blackening Tradition

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One of the more unique tooth traditions in the history of the world comes from Asia, where members of tribes in Japan, Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia partake in the ritual of blackening their teeth. Called Ohaguru, it is a custom of dyeing the teeth black and it has been around since prehistoric… Read more

How Important is Fluoride Really?

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The effect that fluoride has on teeth was accidentally discovered by a dentist in Colorado at the beginning of the 21st century, who noticed that the residents of the Colorado town all had stained teeth. Dr. Frederick McKay noticed that almost all of the residents had mottled teeth that were surprisingly resistant to decay. Upon… Read more

See A Christmas Story at ASU Gammage Theater

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One of the classic holiday films, A Christmas Story, is coming to the stage at ASU’s Gammage Theater this holiday season. The movie that has captivated millions since its release in 1983 is now in musical form and is coming to Tempe. Produced by Peter Billingsley, the original Ralphie from the film version, A Christmas… Read more

Famous Teeth Gaps


While they may not be the pinnacle of an ideal smile, midline diastemas, or gapped upper front teeth are very common, and some even consider the gaps beautiful. The French call the condition, “dents du bonheur,” which literally translates to “lucky teeth.” Here’s a list of some of the biggest celebrities with dents du bonheur…. Read more

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