As dentists, we’ve probably seen every tooth-shaped knick knack on planet earth — or so we thought. Little did we know, there’s a whole world of outrageous and unbelievable dental-themed toys, gifts, and collectibles that range from the offbeat but useful, to the…unbelievably bizarre. Below, we’ve listed just a few of our favorite crazy dental novelties you have to see to believe.
1. Bacon Floss
The best kind of dental floss is the kind that you use regularly. If minty-fresh or soothing cinnamon isn’t your thing, why not try something a little more…meaty? Bacon floss is a great gift for the carnivore in your life, or for your favorite dentist-turned-bbq-pit-master.
Bacon Floss, $4.95, available at McPhee.
2. Soap Dentures
We were shocked by how realistic these soap dentures are — they definitely fooled us for a minute! Along with the bacon floss, we’re loving that these sudsy replicas are actually useful in addition to being a good dental gift, or a funny over-the-hill gift for someone moving along in years. We just ask that you be kind and don’t pull a swap on grandma. We bet you’ll never get another birthday present again for that little prank!
Soap Dentures, $4.00, available at Etsy.
3. Inflatable Chomping Teeth
Wind-up chomping teeth have been around for ages. While we never really saw the appeal of a set of plastic dentures hopping around the table, we really don’t see the point of an inflatable set of plastic dentures hopping around the table. We do love that kid’s expression, though — maybe he thinks the tooth fairy will come if he puts those chompers under his pillow?
Inflatable Chomping Teeth, $5.78, available at Oriental Trading.
4. World’s Okayest Dentist
Being okay isn’t bad, it’s just…okay. We always strive to give the best service to all of our patients, so we’re not sure how we’d react if we were given “World’s Okayest Dentist” t-shirts.
World’s Okayest Dentist, $15.99+, available at Etsy.
5. Two Front Teeth
Instead of the okay t-shirt above, we think this “All I want for Christmas is your two front teeth” shirt is actually a pretty funny — and unexpected — way for your favorite dentist to show off their funny bone. Plus, maybe this playful little threat might inspire kids to brush up a little bit more…
All I Want For Christmas T-Shirt, $19.99, available at Active Apparel.
6. Pulling Teeth Sculpture
This little sculpture is creatively made out of nuts and bolts but shows everyone’s worst fear — the dentist standing on a patient’s chest yanking at a stubborn tooth with a pair of pliers. Although the price is a little steep and we always want to make our patients feel comfortable (not afraid!), we did get a little chuckle out of this one.
Pulling Teeth Desk Sculpture, $82.99, available at Wayfair.
These are just a few of the crazy dental novelties we found online. If you know of one we missed, let us know in the comments below!
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