Dr. Paul Perella, DMD


The BMJ Christmas edition has reported "mounting accounts of less child-friendly activity" regarding the tooth fairy, who was once regarded as kind and giving.

Researchers from across London became concerned following misdemeanors of the mythical character. One boy in particular became extremely distressed because the tooth fairy "had put a tooth in his left ear," after he left it under his pillow. Further investigation turned out he was right.

Further supporting their evidence are two other cases showing teeth being found in the esophagus and a man who developed an abscess after placing his child's tooth in his nipple piercing so it could be "near to his heart."

The researchers conclude that as there is no clear guidance on how to avoid such complications, they suggest that dentists who suspect any odd tooth-related instances be aware of the possible involvement of a naughty tooth fairy.

Source: sciencedaily.com

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