What’s the Deal with Gold Teeth: A Brief History
Gold teeth have been around for thousands of years, though today, they are most popular with rappers and celebrities. But why? Let’s take a closer look at the history of this dubious fashion statement and how it continues to infiltrate popular culture even when there are more effective filling materials available.
How Long Have Gold Teeth Been Around?
While we know them best for being in the mouths of people like Mike Tyson and Slick Rick, gold teeth have a history that goes back a lot farther than the 1980s. In fact, researchers found a man buried with two gold teeth that lived around the year 2,500 BC.
This man wasn’t the only ...