We grind our teeth, we shine our teeth, we cap ’em, whiten ’em and flash a toothy grin…
we take a bite outta crime, we put some teeth into our endeavors…
In a more practical way, they are used to bite large pieces of food into manageable size to masticate and they also help us create intelligible speech.
Got some funny quotes from http://www.GreatQuotes.com:
“They have put the teeth back into it.” — Charles III
“Men in flat caps and collarless shirts wander around with a sprig of hawthorn between their teeth, their hands clamped behind them. All you have to do is say “Ah,” mingling pity, rage and stoicism in one breath, and everyone within earshot will echo you.” — Paul West
“Look, still got all my teeth.” — Scott Graham
“We’re going to try to get his teeth back to what they’d be like if he was in a natural environment.” — Steve Burgess
“This is the only thing out there that has some teeth.” — Steve Groene
“Once the adrenaline kicked in, I kind of forgot about it until I hurt it again. When it hurt, I crunched my teeth together and squeezed all my strength together. I couldn’t stop.” — Trent Beckley
“Brush your teeth with the best toothpaste,
Then rinse your mouth with industrial waste”. — Tom Lehrer
“A country that displays an almost ruthless commitment to efficiency and performance in every aspect of its economy, a country that switched to Japanese cars the moment they were more reliable, and to Chinese T-shirts the moment they were five cents cheaper, has loyally stuck with a health-care system that leaves its citizenry pulling out their teeth with pliers,” — Malcolm Gladwell
“You get inflation, and that’ll prompt a lot of investors to look overseas, even in their 401(k) plans. Those funds can be volatile, certainly, but it’s best to grit your teeth, put a little money in there and not look at it every day.” — Don Cassidy
“It’s nice to have a pet that offers unconditional love, someone who doesn’t talk back. I love cats, but cats take you on their terms. My golden retriever could have a broken leg, and his teeth could be falling out, but if I walk in the door, he’ll wag his tail until it hurts.” — Bob Vetere
“extremely compelling evidence that the time it took Neanderthals to grow their teeth is broadly similar to that for modern human populations.” — Gary Schwartz
Well, I’m supposed to be writing about teeth 4, 5, 12, 13, 18, 19, 30 and 31.
These teeth have relationships with lung, large intestine, nose, ethmodial sinus, bronchi, the thymus and pituitary gland, the foot, the (very special) big toe, shoulder, elbow, hand, veins and arteries…whew! There is even relationship with cervical vertebrae C1, C2, C4, C5, C7 AND thoracic vertebrae T4 and T5 AND with lumbar vertebrae L4 and L5.
I don’t know about you, but when I have a sinus infection, my teeth ache and I want to rub them…specifically teeth 4, 5, 12 or 13 depending on which sinus is infected.
The helpful finger is the ring finger, which is related to the attitude sadness/grief and 2nd depth.
Now get up from the computer, walk to the bathroom mirror and give yourself a BIG smile…then thank your teeth for who they are and what they do. (but only if you want to)
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings