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Friday, November 21, 2008

Mad Kane's Dental Verse


In rural Thailand, a habit of many, mainly older women,
is to mix a lime-based powder into a paste, spread it on

an ivy-like leaf, and add TON KHUEN – wood chippings
from a certain tree. Then roll it all into a ‘parcel’,
place in the mouth, and chew, before spitting out
the resulting red-stained solution. The teeth also
become stained, and gradually turn black.

Photographs by Kanpirom Srisongnang


Bored with pearly whites?
Apply KHIEO MARK twice a day
For that darker look.


Old age is affecting my teeth
No longer can I eat roast beef
The thought of things dental
Is driving me mental
Though false teeth might be a relief