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Can We Interest You in Some Vampire Teeth?

Posted on August 23, 2011 | in Dental Humor | by

We didn’t think so.

New York City is known for a lot of things; traffic, pizza, Wall Street, taxi cabs, Times Square, The Empire State Building, and among a million and one other things, for being the city that never sleeps.

And with that attempt at a reach for a segue, we delve into the not so underground society of pseudo-vampires, known to only come
 
Aside from only coming out at night, despising garlic, and being absent of reflection, what else constitutes a vampire these days?
 
Well, their teeth of course. Or more precisely, their fangs!
 
A recent story out of Gotham showcased this counter dental cultural phenomenon in all its gory detail, click the link to learn more about how you too can get a custom set of vampire fangs fitted to your teeth.

Just don’t ask your dentist or you’ll be in for a stern lecturing!

‘Fangsmiths’

All attempts at evasive humor aside, there actually are people out there – are they only in NYC, or is that just the stereotype – who prefer to wear fangs as what we’re guessing is some part of physical adornment.

According to the abovementioned article, a handful of “fangsmiths” make their living fashioning wearable vampire teeth for New Yorkers.

And get this, one of the craftsmen responsible for fashioning these fake fangs, goes by the name of Ali Fangsmith!

We couldn’t make this stuff up. Someone else could, but we lack the creative fervor necessary to promulgate such an exceptional example of designer dentistry.
 
You’d think True Blood and Twilight fans would unite with the latest and greatest dental fang accessories, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
 
Another fangsmith in the article from metro.us, known in fang centric circles as Father Sebastiaan, was quoted as saying,
 
“The popularity of movies like “Twilight” and shows like “True Blood” hinders rather than helps business.” “Few ‘Twilight’ fans know vampires even have fangs,” “The fangs in ‘True Blood’ are silly looking. It hurts business.”

Maybe these fangsmiths just need to educate their loyal subjects…

Oh, and one more thing. As for the dentistry side of fake fang manufacturing, there is no license needed to produce or place the fangs.

So be sure to choose your fangsmith accordingly!
 

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+Chris Barnard is Managing Editor of DentalPatientNews.com, a patient-centric Social Dental Network blog dedicated to enabling the digital dental health conversation - and the eradication of the cavity creeps.
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