If you’ve ever been at a loss for ideas when it comes to finding a use for a child’s discarded primary teeth – a new US patent (#8661849) provides suggestions (though you might want to check with the inventor as to royalty arrangements for using his invention):
“The invention discloses jewelry made of disinfected, pulverized and chemically bonded primary teeth.”
Inventor John G. Fischer, of Irving, Texas, describes the rationale behind his invention : ‘Deciduous teeth matrix jewelry and method of manufacture’
“The history of jewelry is as old as the history of man. Styles and trends come and go and come again. What is not found in this history is any event of persons wearing their deciduous teeth, or that of their descendants in the form of jewelry. While the notion sounds barbaric and contrary to civilized norms to some, the inventor believes that it could symbolize the ultimate commitment of love and devotion a parent can have for a child. The symbol exceeds the relevance of personal adornment, much as a Christian wearing a cross. ”
The patent includes this mathematically interesting statement:
NOTE: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) for 0 days.