Say Cheese!

19 03 2011

You might be wondering where I found the image I use as my self-portrait.  (I tweaked the color in my avatar so as not to look so….mossy.)  It is taken from this 1924 Dr. West’s tooth brush ad.  Some artistic license has been applied, most notably the big toothy grin.  Here is an excerpt of the text: “When the Sphinx first smiled across the sands of Egypt some five thousand years ago – good teeth glistened in the mouths of those ancient people.  Only about three out of one hundred had decayed teeth.  Today the appalling ratio is ninety-five out of every one hundred.  The people in King Chephren’s time ate coarser foods.  Their gums were kept sound and strong by natural massage.”

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