The Smile Stealers (Thames & Hudson)

How weird are teeth? Loads of mad little bones jam-packed with nerve-ending that require loads of brushing and flossing and gargling and whatnot. Teeth? Beef more like! Well if you’ve ever pondered about the upkeep of those high maintenance ‘mouth bones’ hanging around your mouth medical historian Richard Barnett has created a very entertaining book that spans the history of dentistry techniques from the frankly barbaric Bronze age right up to the virginal white veneers of present day. Whether you want to know how people dealt with teeth extractions before novacaine and laughing gas came along, have a (morbid) interest in identifying bodies via dental records or just go a bit mental for all things dental, then boy is this the book for you.

Buy a copy of the Smile Stealers here.



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