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You Only Teeth Twice

You Only Teeth Twice, So Get Your Gums Ready….regardless whether  you are James Bond or Jane Bond.

At some point in time during our young innocent days, all of us had this rude awakening that some blood-letting was part of life, and we quickly learned we had to let go some things for the better.  That is, milk teeth would have to give way to permanent teeth.

Some of these baby teeth fell off without much coaxing, but others required a string and a gentle tug. The first occasion was traumatic, but it got easier the second time around,…and even fun (sounds familiar?)

Per Chinese kampong folklore, the shed lower teeth needed to be thrown onto roof tops, in order that the new teeth might grow up; vice versa, the shed upper milk teeth had to be discarded onto the earth….