Saint Apollonia was martyred c.249. She is considered the Patroness of dentists and the Patroness against tooth problems.
In her time Apollonia was held in high esteem. Some men seized her and by repeated blows broke all of her teeth. They then erected outside the city gates a pile of blazing timbers and threatened to burn her alive if she refused to utter words of blasphemy against Christ. Given, at her own request, a little freedom, she sprang quickly into the fire and was burned to death, rather than betraying Christ.
– taken from the account of the life of St. Apollonia, by St. Dionysius
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