I wanted to share a little story with you all which has just been relayed to me by my Good Lady. It concerns my eldest son The Thinker and his visit to the dentist today. A visit to have a tooth removed…but before you begin to tut and chastise be aware that this tooth was being removed due to its desire to stay rooted into the mouth of a lad approaching eleven years old. I shall inform further.
My children do not get to drink fizzy drinks of any kind. Now I am not harsh but its for their own good for you see I am child of Glasgow in the early 1980’s where virtually all children had missing teeth due to such drinks. Sadly this is still the case for many in Scotland despite the evidence of tooth decay these drinks cause. So its a diet of milk, squash, water, fruit juice and the odd lemonade for a special treat..no caffeine either! Here in Girvan like elsewhere I regularly see idiotic parents giving toddlers or older children bottles and cans of fizzy drinks which they tip into blackened mouths and then howl from the sugar and caffeine rushes. None of that for my dearest three. So the teeth in the heads of my three sons are white and bright just like they are. This is literal proof for this science being correct. Take it from me.
The dentist removed my son’s tooth because it was so healthy and well grown that it did not want to come out to make room for the adult tooth coming in behind it. She remarked that not only was it one of the best mouths she had the pleasure to work on (mine is not too bad too, we all have the same excellent dentist) but also that the total lack of decay was astonishing. But what was really remarkable was the super size and strength of the tooth, which you can see above, twice or so the length of average. My lad did very well and not even a whimper when the pliers did their work. When he becomes a man his mouth and his mind will thank his parents.
Brush your teeth..better to have healthy ones pulled than a mouth of rot!