teeth

Hell is a dental hygienist

3 February 2018 9:00 am

‘Please, could you just clean my teeth?’ I want to say, only I don’t. I go along with it, praying…

Ten resolutions as I stare my 50th birthday in the face

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Very soon now I shall reach my half-century. I would have preferred to keep the horror a secret but there’s…

Spectator letters: England’s defining myth, and another forgotten genocide

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Enemies within Sir: I thought Matthew Parris was typically incisive in his last column, but perhaps not quite as much…

David Starkey’s diary: Why don’t we celebrate the triumphs of private dentistry?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

To the dentist. And for an extraction. I hadn’t had a tooth out in decades. But the twinges when I…

Mahler’s Fifth is the perfect soundtrack to a tooth extraction

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Frantic chewing of sugar-coated nicotine gum had caused my left lower molar to go irretrievably rotten, and the dentist finally…

Jacques-Louis David, emboldened by Madame Vigée Le Brun, included a smiling display of teeth in his portrait of Madame de Sériziat (1795)

How the smile came to Paris (briefly)

13 December 2014 9:00 am

In 1787 critics of the Paris Salon were scandalised by a painting exhibited by Mme Vigée Le Brun. The subject…

If the tofu munchers had their way, horses would sleep on mattresses in bespoke tents like a Glastonbury VIP area

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Before I go any further, I would like to make clear that no animals were harmed in the making of…

What Christmas dinner does to your body (and how to stop it)

22 November 2014 9:00 am

All the rich food and drink served at Christmas can play merry havoc with your stomach. As the feast approaches, we take a trip through the various digestive challenges your body will face during the holiday season, and suggest measures to deal with them. By Victoria Lambert

The only woman who can make me lie

2 August 2014 9:00 am

With a heavy heart, I have just conducted my biannual lying session. I hate that I have to do this.…

The Spectator’s Notes

18 May 2013 9:00 am

The BBC loves nothing better than a narrative in which Tory anti-European eccentrics split their party, and a bewildered public…