About 2 weeks ago, I brought back from Dallas, Texas, 2 Mako shark jaws from Florida from a client.
The jaws were clean though not whitened and disinfected.
One jaw was from a 7’9″ shark and the other from an 11’1” shark. Both were caught off the beach on rod and reel.
The client had kept the jaws in the freezer however wanted them cleaned and whitened and decided to contact me at Clean-a-Jaw.
The Mako jaws were wrapped up in plastic bags when I received them in Dallas. They were placed in a refrigerated box and sent to me via post.
Once I received them, I placed the jaws in a Space Bag, removed all the air, and placed them inside my suitcase.
Once home, the jaws were examined and photographed for comparison of “before and after” photos.
The larger jaw had around 18 teeth from both the upper and lower jaw either broken or missing. The broken teeth were removed, together with the one behind.
The smaller jaw only had 2 broken teeth which were also removed and set aside.
All the teeth were placed in very hot water to remove the remnants of the gemlike. They were then placed in ethanol for about 0 minutes, dried and then placed in individually numbered plastic bags.
The jaws were then placed in a detergent solution overnight, rinsed the next morning, then placed in my special whitening bath, where they stayed for about 2 days