Thursday, February 09, 2012

National Toothache Day

Every day is a holiday, and today we pause to think about the toothache.

A Chinese dentist, Yu Qian, has been a dentist for 32 years in the Heilongjiang Province of Northeast China.  He came from a family of dentists and has treated over 100,000 patients.  In an effort to raise awareness about dental hygiene, he collected 28,000 teeth, that represent five different types of dental disease, from his patients' mouths.  With these teeth, he built a tower of human teeth more than 8 feet tall, for the lobby of his office.

I'm having trouble linking the You Tube Video showing this tower, but if you google Chinese Dentist Builds Tower of 28,000 Teeth, you'll be able to find it.

I say a prayer for everyone tolerating the pain of the excruciating toothache today.