Personified Teeth Dental Signs

They're everywhere.

[Chisinau, Moldova / snapped by Van der Kolk]

Just when we thought we’d seen everything… A first. Or two firsts. Or twoth firsts. Moldovan, tongued PTDS!!! Sans appendages, with thumbs, and the disco-est border to grace this gallery yet.

[Lisbon, Portugal / snapped by H. Mirra]
Dentalstatus’s got a nice ring to it. Nice, in the overcooked “what a coincidence, that’s my new indie rock band name” gag-nice. One word, of course, say it with me: Dentalstatus.
Also! Note the wink, and the solo dimple. In summary: this one’s a treasure.

[Lisbon, Portugal / snapped by H. Mirra]

Dentalstatus’s got a nice ring to it. Nice, in the overcooked “what a coincidence, that’s my new indie rock band name” gag-nice. One word, of course, say it with me: Dentalstatus.

Also! Note the wink, and the solo dimple. In summary: this one’s a treasure.

PEOPLE! THIS IS IMPORTANT. AND EMBARRASSING. UM. I just realized others have been posting their own PTDS here, and these contributions have just been sitting, neglected, for god (or someone) knows how long.
I apologize! But now that’s out of the way, it’s a real pleasure to share this one, from SONYA GEE. Thanks, Sonya! And for sending what *seems* to be a girl tooth.
This cheery lass was found on the main street of Hay, a small town in New South Wales, Australia. I especially love her bow.

PEOPLE! THIS IS IMPORTANT. AND EMBARRASSING. UM. I just realized others have been posting their own PTDS here, and these contributions have just been sitting, neglected, for god (or someone) knows how long.

I apologize! But now that’s out of the way, it’s a real pleasure to share this one, from SONYA GEE. Thanks, Sonya! And for sending what *seems* to be a girl tooth.

This cheery lass was found on the main street of Hay, a small town in New South Wales, Australia. I especially love her bow.

Double whammy: spotted the same day in Oakland (top) and San Jose (bottom) California, by Ms Emily “my twitter handle doesn’t include Eagle_Eye for nothin” Eagle.

The kiddos do love a smiling tooth don’t they? I wonder about the Very Pointy elbows, but besides that, it’s a nice sign with fancy Rs that was probably very expensive to make.

But let’s talk about the gimpy king tooth - hand on hip (?), awkward grasp on his toothbrush, right eye and leg? root? visibly stunted. What is a cerinate veneer and someone please explain “sleep dentistry for kids”? Precious, indeed.

[somewhere in Bangkok / snapped by my old pal Jeff Brooks]
3D PTDS! Note the rakish tilt of the headline, and did you know that tooth heads resembled the surface of the moon? And have you yet pondered the excellence of the word “rakish”?

[somewhere in Bangkok / snapped by my old pal Jeff Brooks]

3D PTDS! Note the rakish tilt of the headline, and did you know that tooth heads resembled the surface of the moon? And have you yet pondered the excellence of the word “rakish”?

[Leipzig, Germany / snapped by Sarah Geis]
Actung! Our first German PTDS, and a royally beautiful one at that. Even if it does kind of of look like a three-armed octopus wearing a Burger King paper crown. So simple! And so wordless, so faceless, so armless, so dental instrumentless, compared with nearly every other PDTS in the library. What do you wager the chair looks like? (Finally catching up on GOT, so my imagination is running wild. And pointy.)

[Leipzig, Germany / snapped by Sarah Geis]

Actung! Our first German PTDS, and a royally beautiful one at that. Even if it does kind of of look like a three-armed octopus wearing a Burger King paper crown. So simple! And so wordless, so faceless, so armless, so dental instrumentless, compared with nearly every other PDTS in the library. What do you wager the chair looks like? (Finally catching up on GOT, so my imagination is running wild. And pointy.)

[Clovelly, Sydney, NSW]

What a pair. Scouting around the neighborhood we’re moving to in July, happened upon these two PTs - surely a positive omen regarding what’s ahead. I’ve named them Goofus and Gallant, in honor of my childhood dentist, also Dr. Goldstein (!), whose waiting room provided my first encounters with Highlights magazine. 

[San Francisco, CA / snapped by Gwen Macsai]
What is this trio of teeth made of? Sculpting clay? Marshmallow? Whatever it is, the almond-shaped tongues and genetic dimples are a nice touch. It’s a fine toof-family portrait, if you ask me.

[San Francisco, CA / snapped by Gwen Macsai]

What is this trio of teeth made of? Sculpting clay? Marshmallow? Whatever it is, the almond-shaped tongues and genetic dimples are a nice touch. It’s a fine toof-family portrait, if you ask me.

[Haymarket, Sydney, NSW / snapped by Nbraddo]
That’s one tall grin on that tooth. Is this because he’s just had a Thai Massage downstairs? The world may never know.

[Haymarket, Sydney, NSW / snapped by Nbraddo]

That’s one tall grin on that tooth. Is this because he’s just had a Thai Massage downstairs? The world may never know.

[Sydney, NSW / snapped by Dado]
Sometimes, less is more. Dentist Open. Doesn’t that, in concert with such an undeniably happy tooth, just about say it all? Apparently this adorable, wee future-dentist-patient thinks so. 

[Sydney, NSW / snapped by Dado]

Sometimes, less is more. Dentist Open. Doesn’t that, in concert with such an undeniably happy tooth, just about say it all? Apparently this adorable, wee future-dentist-patient thinks so.