Forget to brush your teeth this morning? Had onion-overload at lunch? No time to floss? These sound like practical reasons to be conscious of your mouth when arriving at a dental check-up. For some dentists, a case of bad breath is nothing compared to the things they’ve found in their patients’ mouths!
The Chicago Dental Society asked its members about the strangest things they’ve found in a patient’s mouth. Here are the top ten strangest:
- A chicken bone.
- Part of a ballpoint pen.
- Obscene lip tattoos.
- Pet hair.
- DIY remedies, like SuperGlue and wrie, to hold broekn and loose teeth in place.
- Fragment of a blasting cap.
- Hot Wheels tire
- Insects, both dead and alive
And, the strangest things found in a patient’s mouth?
- A blinking LED light the patient had installed in a tooth!
Now that gives meaning to having a bright smile!