Teeth : the untold story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America /
Mary Otto.
imprint
New York : The New Press, [2017]
description
x, 291 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
1620971445, 9781620971444 (hc : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : The New Press, [2017]
isbn
1620971445
9781620971444 (hc : alk. paper)
standard identifier
40026973882
contents note
Part I. Bad Teeth: Beauty -- Suffering -- Emergencies -- The world beneath our noses -- Part II. Dental Art: The birth of American dentistry -- Separate lives -- Adventurers and auxiliaries -- The system -- Color lines Prt III. A Sentinel Event: Deamonte's world -- Riding into the epidemic -- Sons and daughters of Chapin Harris.
abstract
Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America's silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health.
catalogue key
11197619
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280) and index.

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