Did you know the human brain uses something like 100 billion neurons to control everything on the inside and the outside of the body? 100 billion neurons! Did you know there are dozens of nerves in the human face? Did you know 32 of them connect to your teeth? Tiny supercharged conduits blasting electrical currents back and forth from your blunt, bony tooth anchors to your motherbrain. What on earth could the two of them possibly have to discuss?

One, a miracle masterpiece of electrical cellular wonder, not yet fully unlocked despite mankind’s tireless, century-long scientific dissection. The other… a freakish, semi-dormant calcium deposit galvanizing your gumline.

:: “brain to bicuspid” :: “brain to bicuspid” :: “come in bicuspid” :: “attention bicuspid” :: “the jawbone has been engaged” :: “repeat, the jawbone has been engaged” :: “prepare to be mashed into your counterpart” :: “prepare to be forcibly driven into your counterpart without care, caution, or consent” :: “brain to bicuspid” :: “brain to bicuspid” ::

Actually friend, there are plenty of things for the two of them to converse over. Let us brainstorm:

Sensitivity. Not only do the nerves throughout your mouth, tongue, and cheeks deliver sensory signals of hot and cold substances they come into contact with – but the teeth also have this sensory capacity. Tooth sensitivity to cold could be a “last line of defense” indicator.

Chewing. Let’s agree that each individual tooth tied into its own individual root and nerve provides a fine approach to breaking down food for digestion and fuel. Can we for a moment, imagine the disconnection we might have with our food if we were to chew with one solid bone on each jaw? One could argue that the nerves and muscles of the jaw are really what drive the chewing motion. One could also argue the lack of control we might experience with that jaw bone if each of our 32 teeth were fused into pearly anvils on top and bottom.

:: “bicuspid to brain” :: “you’ve got a real nerve!” ::