The Legend of the Tooth Worm

Yikes! What in the world is a “tooth worm”? Luckily, tooth worms are in the same animal kingdom as unicorns, dragons and *snipes: Tooth worms have never existed. But anciently, dating back as far as 5,000 B.C., people believed the false notion that the unmistakable pain that we now recognize as a toothache was caused by a tiny tooth worm,... read more »