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Giant Toothbrush Greets Those Passing by Bass Lake Dental

Minnesota-based artist Curtis Ingvoldstad has been carving a 7-foot-tall toothbrush from a 150-year-old ash tree outside Bass Lake Dental in New Hope, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Bryan Ophaug, DDS, the dental practice’s owner, decided to create the unique sculpture using one of several ash trees on the property that needed to be removed due to the emerald ash borer, an insect that kills trees and has severely hurt forests across the United States. The idea was inspired by a giant pencil carved by Ingvoldstad from a wind-damaged oak tree near Lake of the Isles. Ophaug hopes that the toothbrush will bring smiles to passersby for years to come, making the dental clinic’s surroundings more engaging and memorable. Click here to read more.

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