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December 20, 2004

Foul Mouth

I just visited one of my boy John's observations, and left the following comment:

I'll never get it. $2 toothbrush, $2 toothpaste... or rancid, decaying gums and teeth.

Why would anyone CHOOSE the latter?

Now, I ask you, WHYFORTHELUVAGAWD would anyone allow their teeth to rot out of their heads? (While poverty may explain poor dental care, it will never explain away poor gum maintenance, as brushing and flossing is a rather inexpensive habit.)

I was talking to a friend out on the square after our little Mayberry-style Christmas parade, when a decent looking middle aged man in jeans and a cowboy hat walked up and said hello to our apparent mutual friend.

...and then he smiled.

Oooh, what a travesty. They were black I tell you! Well, cream on the ends, black at the gum line to be specific. I imagined the breath and found myself taking a step back.

And I know that I am not the only one to have noticed this phenomenon, but I must have answers. Why opt out of brushing?

Why? Please somebody tell me.

posted by Key on 05:31 PM | Comments (8)

Pure laziness.

Posted by: Alaska Kim at December 20, 2004 05:45 PM

It's the dentition version of face piercing.

Posted by: Velociman at December 20, 2004 06:13 PM

Weren't taught proper dental care as children, so never picked up the habit?

I guess that'd be the 'raised in a barn' excuse. ;)

Posted by: pam at December 20, 2004 09:06 PM

Sometimes, gum problems are hereditary. I've never had a problem with tooth decay, but I DO have problems with my gums. I have my own gas mask at the peridontist's office and I still go for a root-plane, deep-cleaning every three months.

I'm gonna eventually lose my perfectly good teeth anyway, no matter how much I brush and floss.

Laziness has nothing to do with that.

Posted by: Acidman at December 20, 2004 11:35 PM

I understand that Acidhoney, BUT I'm not talking about having some hereditary quirks kick in post 50, I'm talking ROTTING out of their heads, barnyard stench for miles at or before age 30.

IF there are still teeth in their heads to be neglecting that is. (My foster son's birth parents have not a tooth between the two of them.)

Posted by: Key at December 21, 2004 12:46 AM



Posted by: Velociman at December 21, 2004 06:33 PM

You realize, of course, "cream on the ends" is perhaps the most stunning phrase I've ever heard. Or read.

Posted by: Velociman at December 21, 2004 09:58 PM

But not in THAT context!

Posted by: Key at December 22, 2004 12:07 PM
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