These horror movie monsters and villains have one gruesome trait in common: terrifying mouths. Here’s a look at a few from the hygienist’s perspective. They each have issues that need to be addressed, can you guess what they are?
Xenomorph from Alien
One of the deadliest alien species, these creepy creatures feature an inner mouth that can be quickly launched and retracted. Aside from this disturbing feature, we see another that needs to be addressed. Can you guess what it is?
Brundlefly from The Fly
Sethaniel "Seth" Brundle, better know as Brundlefly, can be considered a cautionary tale of what happens when you try to DIY a teleportation pod.
Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street
He's haunted your dreams, now he's here to haunt your op with a myriad of dental issues. The list is extensive, but we're going to guess that he decided to come in because of one in particular. Hint: it's not whitening.
Amy from Fright Night
Poor Amy Peterson. Most people who get turned into vampires don't inherit this dental issue along with their new fangs.
Bruce from Jaws
Nicknamed "Bruce" by the movie's crew, this notoriously difficult to work with shark is over 46 years old. Despite his age, he's lingering in which stage of development?
IT, also known as Pennywise
This shape-shifting monster can morph into anything but prefers to focus on the victim's worst psychological fear. It's no wonder that for today's visit it's chosen the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. 😱 How will you finish in time?
Billy from Hocus Pocus
If you're not familiar with Hocus Pocus, William "Billy" Butcherson is the ex-boyfriend of Winifred Sanderson, a powerful witch and the main villain in the film. Legend has it that when Winnie found out Billy was in love with her sister, she poisoned him and sewed his mouth shut with a dull needle. In truth, Billy was recovering from a maxillofacial procedure. Can you guess which one?
Winnie from Hocus Pocus
Winifred Sanderson and her two sisters, Sarah and Mary, are witches who lived during the time of the Salem Witch Trials. After being brought back from the dead, they attempt to kidnap children to steal their souls and prevent themselves from dying again. When not terrorizing children, Winnie obsesses about her teeth. Can you guess which condition she'd like to have fixed?
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