May the 4th Be with You: Strange Teeth in Star Wars

Star Wars drones in a line to celebrate May 4th: blue and white R2D2, orange and white BB8, and gold metal humanoid C3PO

May the force be with you on this May the 4th. To celebrate this momentous day, we’ve created a dentist’s guide to the Star Wars galaxy. Here are 5 species with some of the strangest teeth in the Star Wars universe!

  • Wookiee

Perhaps one of the most beloved creatures in the Star Wars universe due to Chewbacca’s personality and charm, wookiees are a species of tall, hairy humanoids that live in trees. They are known for their strength, intelligence, loyalty, and short temper. They have sharp fangs on their upper and lower jaw that can puncture even the durable skin of the Trandoshans, their ancestral enemies.

  • Gungan

You know of gungans because of the most famous member of the species: Jar Jar Binks. They are an amphibious humanoid race native to the planet Naboo. The gungan face is expressive with long, flexible bills for burrowing and rooting out food. Their muscular tongues are used to scoop mollusks and lesser amphibians from the swamps. Their teeth are large and very blunt so that they can crack through shellfish while their nostrils seal off during underwater travel.

  • Gamorrean

You may know gamorreans as the pig-like species who acted as Jabba the Hutt’s palace guards. They are typically squat, green, and heavily built, and are viewed as mindless brutes in the Star Wars universe. Gamorreans have thick snouts, close set eyes, two small horns on their heads, and four tusks on their lower jaw not necessary for their diet of mainly fungus, but contribute to their brutish appearance.

  • Aqualish

The most famous aqualish in the Star Wars universe is Ponda Baba, the aggressive aqualish who accosted Luke Skywalker and was then killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi. As their name suggests, the aqualish are an amphibious species native to the planet Ando. They look similar in appearance to arachnids because they have two facial tusks that curve down over their mouths, which makes sense since they have some arachnid genetic material in their distant past. These tusks are highly sensitive to cold and heat and are used to crack open shellfish and burrowing through swampland.

  • Shistavanen

The shistavanen made their first appearance in the famous cantina scene in The Phantom Menace. They look much like werewolves with pronounced muzzles, sharp claws, glowing eyes, pointed ears, and long pointed teeth which are perfect for this predatory species.

No matter what species you are, it’s important to get your teeth professionally cleaned. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

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