kg112_2000, where are you???
- kg112_2000, you won a prize from me, for that
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profile page, or simply send your address to
hatemail@... (although this system probably won't provide a
clickable link for that address).
- --- In girlgenius@y..., "m_randalt" <m_randalt@y...> wrote:
> I wonder if the Mads of Agatha'sWell, in our world (up to around 1920 or so...any dentists out there
> world even bother with fillings, or just grow another set of teeth!
> Like sharks or dinosaurs.
could contribute the real date) there were no fillings. If you had a
cavity, you waited until it started hurting, then you pulled the
tooth. When you lost enough teeth, they'd pull them all and give you
dentures made of ivory.
It took them that long to come up with an amalgam (which I take it to
be a combination of low melting-point metals) that you could pour into
a tooth cavity without killing the patient. There wasn't much chance
to prevent cavities, since toothbrushes weren't common and toothpaste
And if you're thinking that mercury fillings are bad...well, I once
had a dentist (who later got his license lifted for malpractice) who
gave me all plastic fillings, saying they'd look natural. Sure did,
until the fillings (which he didn't tell me were temporary, but
charged as if they were permanent) started leaking, and I ended up a
few years later with a whole lot of root canals. Thanks, Doctor (name
deleted for legal reasons).
My feeling? In the Girl Genius Universe, someone has devised a way to
pull teeth with cavities, quickly cast solid gold replacements, and
plant them in the jaw within fifteen minutes. For a little longer wait
they might be baked with a white enamel to look natural. Of course,
like most machines in the GGU, the Molar-Matic is only used by a few
Sparks, so the common people simply have a lot of gaps in their