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The Wacky World of Teeth

Just in time for Halloween, we have news of several odd (not to mention, creepy!) teeth stories. Read on and be prepared to be spooked!


A duo of British designers has released a shoe with soles made up of 1,050 “human” teeth.


According to the UK’s Mail Online, the teeth aren’t real, but they are certainly very realistic. The designers included a variety of different kinds of teeth, even inserting gold ones for added effect.

The designers, who work under the name Fantich and Young, say the shoes “are predators with no predators” and reside “at the top of their food chain”.

Created from a pair of size 15 custom-made brogues, the shoes are called The Apex Predators, and are not for sale. Not that anyone would really want to wear these, right?



Former child-star Danny Bonaduce was recently bitten by a crazed fan with what he describes as “little Chucky teeth”.

For his sake, we hope she wasn’t really a vampire in disguise.

Bonaduce was making an appearance at a Washington casino when a woman asked him for a kiss. He described how the woman wrapped both her arms around his head and sunk her teeth deep into his left cheek.

“They were tiny little Chucky teeth. Man, they just gnawed like piranhas,” Bonaduce said. “People are trying to pull her off me…I’m screaming like a baby.”

He admitted that it was a pretty painful experience. “It was…as if someone wadded up 10 lit cigarettes and stuck them on your face, but they didn’t go out, they just stayed that hot.”


Luckily for the fan, Bonaduce was treated with simple antibiotics and does not plan on pressing charges.


If you just can’t get enough creepiness this Halloween, be sure to catch a plane before October 27th to check out the art show “Teeth” at Seattle’s SOIL Gallery.

Highlights (?) include:

A glass cabinet of dental curiosities, delivering surreal representations of the world inside our mouths, including pieces labeled “Bridgework for Liberace” and “Gumscape.”

“The Ivories”: a variety of tooth-shapes are explored in carved Ivory soap, decorated with sequins, magnets, blood and other material.

“Bad Day”: a small clay head with resin teeth projecting from it at angles only vaguely related to its lips and mouth.

“Front Tooth Fail”: A multimedia shrine to a tooth that was never meant to be.

We at the office aren’t sure if this show is super or just plan scary!

— Shannon Norman-Kotre, Ann Arbor Dentist


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