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Your Teeth Are More Interesting Than You Might Think

Why teeth whitening may not work for you, the questionable worth of orthodontics, and how you might be able to grow your third row of chompers (it exists!).

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There’s a surprising amount of great writing about your pearly (or not so pearly!) whites. From the history of bejeweled grills to the reasons to rethink those veneers, keep reading for toothy tales that take a deeper look at what’s behind your smile.

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A Brief History of Teeth Jewels

Brennan Kilbane

From the Mayans’ jade tooth studs to A$AP Rocky’s “Marry me?” grill, a look back at some of the world’s most iconically bedazzled smiles.