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My teeth are disproportionately large for the rest of my mouth.
I like uneven teeth a lot -- esp when the front ones slant in just slightly.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I also had a lot of cavities (also possibly b/c of jelly bellies!) and a verifiably sadistic orthodontist who is no longer practicing.

But I want to see teeth, not talk about their health or trauma to the teeth.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

jed you have small squares with a hint of crooked. i like them.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like crooked teeth. I think they make people look interesting. I also like a nice front tooth gap, like Gwen Harper here:

I had a BF in college who had an underbite fixed. He had his jaw broken and wired shut for awhile.

pullapartsquirrel (Jenny), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am a bit of a teeth snob. i had orthodontics in high school from age 12-17, so that's prob a part of it, this painful quest for some kind of correction->perfection. and my teeth aren't even 'perfect' - they were never bad anyway, more of a jaw alignment issue that was corrected(ish). they did extract one molar when i was 12 or 13 and i still don't think they should have, bc i think it caused slight asymmetry of my face. but what's done is done! i'm not going in for jaw surgery that's for sure. i floss every day and don't have cavities, though soon will need a gum graft on a few teeth :/

but anyway, i have many friends who have imperfect or outright messed-up teeth, and i don't care, i mean, that's part of who they are. and yet a nice straight set of teeth is an amazing and intriguing thing to me. i have def said to people "you have great teeth!"

xps to LL - hahaa okay!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do think it's weird that americans culturally value perfect teeth so much!

2001: a based godyssey (dayo), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

here is my friend with her beautiful distinctive teeth that she never hides and i love that about her

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

ty La Lechera, i'v never had a brace or any kind of cosmetic dentistry, which is surely evident, but they are pretty straight at the top and slightly squinty and overcrowded at the bottom front. they are ivory coloured and i would like them whiter. i have A LOT of amalgum fillings which i can't afford to replace atm and you can see one of them at the top left of my mouth.

jed_, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw!
xp

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

also that is me and my giant chompers

yours are nice rrrobyn, strong and nice ratio of lip/tooth.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp I think it probably reflects a value for affluence - braces are expensive so if your kids have perfect teeth, it's a non-ostentatious and health-justifiable way of showing you've got some money. Ditto regular dental care. Dental plans cost extra money so having well cared for teeth is a sign of affluence.

pullapartsquirrel (Jenny), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

what about me Art Arfons

conrad, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was so bummed about Bowie's teeth fixup when I discovered it in high school that my friend made me a poster of "The Original Choppers of David Bowie." It was an 8.5x11" piece of paper on which she glued printouts of every internet pic she could find of his true awesome mouth.

I was really bummed when I recently discovered Marin Gore had done the same thing.

Why come you can wear bondage suspenders and leather shorts on stage but are self-conscious about your teeth???

fried chicken makes Alex cry, who'd vote for such a wimpy guy? (Abbbottt), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

sometimes people get teeth fixed for mainly health reasons I guess like martin amis supposedly

conrad, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i likeauthentic looking teeth and/or distinctive teeth
really though i just kind of need to see them, whatever they look like.

martin gore's teeth are disturbing.

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

what about you conrad

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I showed you my teeth you're now supposed to tell me who I am

conrad, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was really worried when my wisdom teeth grew in that it would fuck things up for my mouth. When I finally got around to seeing a dentist, he told me there would be room in my mouth for four more teeth needs be. This is empirical evidence that I have a big mouth.

fried chicken makes Alex cry, who'd vote for such a wimpy guy? (Abbbottt), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

you are a small dainty little man with a lot of problems

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

WRONG

conrad, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

you are a scorpio, and a powerful public speaker

you are right handed, and you have trouble sleeping in new places

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am right handed

conrad, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

you are a rotter is my guess.

estela, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3

tehresa, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think estela referring to people as rotters might be one of my favorite things

tehresa, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

wrong

conrad, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:55 (2 years ago) Permalink


I had braces from age 8 to 14. They pulled 10 baby teeth to put those suckers on me. When they came off my teeth were perfect but started to shift soon thereafter. I couldn't sleep through the night with the retainer they gave me so hardly wore it and I grind my teeth so badly that it made them shift even faster.

I hate my teeth now and am very self-conscious of them. I had to search for like 10 mins to find a pic of me smile with my mouth open. IRL I smile widely and often and don't think about it too much but I'm aware of it in pictures. I really want invisilign but I don't know if that'll work because of the grinding.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here is my sleazy expression to showcase my sleazy teeth:

One of the front teeth is shy and hides behind the other a little.

fried chicken makes Alex cry, who'd vote for such a wimpy guy? (Abbbottt), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

x-post - I have several gaps in the top row and a slight overbite. The bottom row is totally crooked too but I don't care as much about that one as it's not as visible.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

the last time i went to the dentist he said, 'wow those look like good teeth!' and then he looked at my x-ray and found a cavity (sigh, 4 years of no dental insurance!) and it was sad.

tehresa, Friday, 14 October 2011 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

enbb yours are very square-- that's distinctive
abbott's remind me of ally sheedy

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

ally sheedy has long crowded pointies

Art Arfons (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was supposed to get braces but my parents couldn't afford it - or so they said - but then for my younger siblings they somehow found the money. a dentist told me the inside of my mouth is unusually small and all my teeth are crowded in, overlapping each other. my top two front teeth overlap, which i really only noticed for the first time about 4 yrs ago when i saw a photo of myself caught laughing unawares. now i'm extra aware of it and i'm convinced they're becoming more and more overlapped.

just1n3, Friday, 14 October 2011 02:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

My gf and I went to the Hirshhorn today and spent a while in a room lit only by a blue Dan Flavin sculpture. It made our teeth look pink.

medium rear (silby), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i never had braces! my teeth are naturally straight which i really appreciate having watched my sisters go through headgears, braces and/or retainers

tehresa, Friday, 14 October 2011 02:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have always been self concious of a toothy grin in photos so you'll find most of mine I am either not smiling at all, or I'm pulling a tight, chimplike toothless smile. Its not that I dont like my teeth! My teeth are fine. I just tend to look... gummy? Also my top lip is thin.

But sometimes, I tooth up:

Occupy Kelly St (Trayce), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

nb they are also not yellow, I rly should have done a levels/white balance on that pic heh.

Occupy Kelly St (Trayce), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

T, you're lucky. I had a headgear and rubber bands and everything. It was p awful. In the end I guess maybe mine aren't that bad I just wish they hadn't moved so much.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of my favorite pictures with a dear old friend.

I'm the one showing tooth

Trip Maker, Friday, 14 October 2011 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

T, you're lucky. I had a headgear and rubber bands and everything. It was p awful. In the end I guess maybe mine aren't that bad I just wish they hadn't moved so much.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oohh the rubber bands they were the worst. I also hated going in monthly to have the wiring/anchors tightened, for days after that was done my teeth and jaw would ache sooooo much. Ugh. Nightmare.

Occupy Kelly St (Trayce), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg what's wrong with my computer!? I didn't double post that intentionally.

Oh the tightening was so awful.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

T, you're lucky. I had a headgear and rubber bands and everything. It was p awful. In the end I guess maybe mine aren't that bad I just wish they hadn't moved so much.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL your computer's got a mind of its own!

Occupy Kelly St (Trayce), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg weird!!!!

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 03:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I did have a purple glitter retainer and used to get colored bands on the actual braces. That part was pretty sweet.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg i had a purple retainer with silver stars in it!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 14 October 2011 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 <3

I was so so excited about that. I remember it well.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Friday, 14 October 2011 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

tho at the beginning of my orthodontic journey, i had something called a bionator, which was just clear-ish plastic, and was made to wear it during the day at school even though i could hardly talk through it. i sort of cared but not really? it was kind of gross. i still remember my mom saying to me "put your bionator in!!" lolll xtra pre-teen trauma.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 14 October 2011 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was a good kid

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 14 October 2011 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

LL, what do you think of parker posey's teeth?

乒乓, Monday, 7 January 2013 15:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

they're big for her mouth, possibly larger than ideal
kind of like mine!

bish borscht (La Lechera), Monday, 7 January 2013 15:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

bish borscht (La Lechera), Monday, 7 January 2013 15:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

I must guiltily admit that made me search for a picture of her with vampire teeth from her appearance in the Blade franchise

mh, Monday, 7 January 2013 15:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

they're very square and neatly aligned
i'd guess she had braces

bish borscht (La Lechera), Monday, 7 January 2013 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's what stood out to me too when I watched her in louie!

乒乓, Monday, 7 January 2013 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

'parker posey teeth' shows her in braces

乒乓, Monday, 7 January 2013 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

mine are somewhat devolving, what with a bit of floating around with age and a few chips here and there :/

mh, Monday, 7 January 2013 15:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

not that this has any bearing on ms. posey and her excellent teeth

mh, Monday, 7 January 2013 15:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

show me your teeth

bish borscht (La Lechera), Monday, 7 January 2013 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

^^ name of the thread

bish borscht (La Lechera), Monday, 7 January 2013 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

speaking of parker posey and her teeth, they are on full display here and have an interesting/contrasty counterpart in amber tamblyn's rabbity teeth

this customer is a jerk (La Lechera), Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

too large for her mouth otm

乒乓, Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

still, everyone looks good with a big genuine smile imo

this customer is a jerk (La Lechera), Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Found nine of my permanent teeth in a shot glass when going through boxes in my closet this past week. I've had ten removed, but one wisdom tooth is missing, I think it got pulverized during the removal process. I could take pictures. Shot glass is from the Johnson Space Center!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 28 January 2013 03:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Whoa wait you have your teeth in a shot glass in your closet? That's pretty tuff.

this customer is a jerk (La Lechera), Monday, 28 January 2013 03:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well, now they're in a shot glass on the shelf in my bedroom.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 28 January 2013 04:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

For the record I had 5 wisdom teeth, they were all impacted, and I have none of them.

Your shot glass full of teeth scares me, but in kind of a good way.

this customer is a jerk (La Lechera), Monday, 28 January 2013 04:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

i hope yr bedroom shelf is on its way to resembling jeff goldblum's bathroom cabinet in the fly.

Bill Goldberg Variations (Merdeyeux), Monday, 28 January 2013 04:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

My cat snuck into the teleporter and I am growing a lovely tail and eating more fish.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 28 January 2013 05:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

this tumblr made me sweat with fear
like, i actually broke out in a sweat while looking at it
http://actresseswithoutteeth.tumblr.com/

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 21:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Basically everyone looks either really surprised or like Ozzy Osbourne.

FINNISH HIM! Tuomas wins... (snoball), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 21:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or like a howling toothless prisoner enjoying her last few moments of fresh air before being thrown back into the well where she has lived for the last dozen years while her teeth fell out (Dakota Fanning aside, she has been down there her whole life)

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 22:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or Albert Steptoe from Steptoe & Son.

FINNISH HIM! Tuomas wins... (snoball), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 22:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Posh Spice wisely keeping her lips sealed.

Habemus opiniones pro vobis (onimo), Thursday, 28 March 2013 09:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

When ever this thread gets bumped, I hear the title to the times of Show Me Your Soul

how's life, Thursday, 28 March 2013 09:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

The tune

how's life, Thursday, 28 March 2013 09:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Looool this one?!

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Thursday, 28 March 2013 14:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

these extra whitening toothpastes don't compromise on cavity/bacteria/plaque protection do they? do they just add extra cleaning agents?

Chris, Monday, 6 May 2013 15:27 (11 months ago) Permalink

I remember my old dentist telling me that they can make teeth more sensitive, but I'd really (personally) rather not discuss the minutiae of dental sensitivity tbrr.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Monday, 6 May 2013 15:31 (11 months ago) Permalink

That's p much the only info I have too.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Monday, 6 May 2013 15:32 (11 months ago) Permalink

much appreciated! no problem - bad experiences of dental sensitivity?

Chris, Monday, 6 May 2013 16:20 (11 months ago) Permalink


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