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02/11/2009


Toothsome is a light-hearted look at dental-related odds-and-ends captured on the Web.

Hedgehogs, I get. Owls, matroyshka, sure. But now teeth are super cute?

A quick search of Etsy turns up dozens upon dozen of cutesy-poo tooth-related characters, from rings to throw pillows.

But it doesn't end with that site. Happy teeth are everywhere. (In the case of some of the odder items, I can't help but think of the huckster Painless Parker and his necklace of teeth.)

Where did all these cartoon teeth come from and why? Perhaps there's a paper in it for some enterprising sociology student.

Image from Flickr's abductos.

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