Magic Teeth

Whilst idly browsing online, waiting for the rain to stop,  my attention was captured by an ad for Magic Teeth.

It promised a set of gleaming white, perfectly straight gnashers without the need for costly and painful dentist appointments.

Wow.  As someone with a set of "British" teeth - i.e.  slightly crooked and less than blindingly white - I was intrigued.

Now, obviously, I did not click on the ad's link. I am not that stupid. However, I did consult Professor Google to find out more.  It seems that you can purchase these wondrous plastic dentures online, for a ridiculously low cost. You soak them in hot water to soften them up  then click them over your existing teeth. As they cool they sort of adhere to your teeth and form an aesthetically pleasing veneer.

I am not entirely sure if you can eat with these magic teeth  or how easy if is to pry them loose, but the videos seem to suggest that we can all look like Hollywood stars with lots of gleaming pearly smiles.

Or we could just continue with whatever nature has given us and still be able to chew our rusks.


17 comments:

  1. To me there's no sight quite so weird as a senior rich American with perfectly white and perfectly straight gnashers. So unnatutral and an odious visible declaration of wealth and status.

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    1. I remember when most people of my grandparents' and parents' generation all seemed to have identical NHS dentures with the bright pink gums. Lovely straight teeth though.

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  2. Why do people want pure white teeth ? My job was in the dental industry ..... it is very unusual to have white teeth so it doesn’t look natural when these celebrities have them so white ( along with massive lips !!! ) I like it when there is a little bit of crookedness .... it looks cute ... far better than dead straight and blindingly white. If you buy some, I shall never comment again 不不不不不 XXXX

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    1. Absolutely no chance of buying some Jackie!!! I think I'll keep my natural, imperfect teeth until they all fall out xxx

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  3. I saw a similar ad on TV and wondered how you get them off again. I'd find it hard to trust anyone with excessively whitened teeth. What else are they kidding you about?

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    1. I was imagining trying to prise them off and pulling out all my fillings in the process.

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  4. I remember when my daughter's f-in-law got his new dentures (regular kind) they gleamed so white it was frightening. Fortunately (or not) he doesn't clean them very often and they';ve gone yellow. Hell, you could see him from 100 yards on a dark night.
    Keep your naturally coloured (whatever that may be) teeth and keep them clean.
    I tried whitening toothpaste which promised snow like slopes but can't say that happened either. Now I just buy the stuff that is on special

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    1. I read somewhere that home-bleaching kits are becoming more and more popular these days. It seems you fill a plastic tray with bleach then stick that over your teeth and let it sink in. Sounds horrendous to me. I am just visualising my mouth full of Domestos!!!

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    2. Jaycee apparently it destroys the enamel and makes your teeth really sensitive. If you get your dentist to do it they make you use special toothpaste for weeks in advance.

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    3. Yes, I read that too. All for the sake of a perfect image.

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  5. I'm just grateful to have my own teeth.

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  6. I like Crazy Horses by the Osmonds. They had amazing sparkling toothy pegs.

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    1. Oh gosh yes, so they did. I had forgotten all about them, even though they were so popular when I was a schoolgirl.

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  7. I would love to have slightly whiter teeth and without the gap in the middle however I'm also a serious coward when it comes to dealing with dentists etc and I don't trust home kits so I'll just carry on and hope they keep working! I agree some white teeth look ridiculous!

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  8. Goodness, that sounds like frightening DIY dentistry. It's a NO from me.
    Hugs, x.

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