Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Teeth and History




Ancient Egyptians believed that a mixture of onion, spices and incense would cure a toothache.

In the 9th century, Mayans filed their teeth into different shapes and decorated them with jewels.

In the 1500s, people would get their hair cut, wounds treated and teeth pulled by their barber!  (Unfortunately, not many teeth were actually saved back in those days.)

In the early 1600s, Japanese women blackened their teeth to show loyalty to their husbands.

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