I spent another 2 hours today staring up at this view at the dentist's office again today, as he drilled and drilled another cavity. If he kept drilling he'd have struck oil and we'd both be rich.
Back in 2nd grade they showed us a movie starring Jiminy Cricket that said that if you brush your teeth, floss, and get regular checkups, you'd never get cavities. Well, if there's one thing I take seriously, it's a movie starring an insect with a top-hat, and I've been brushing, flossing and getting regular dental care ever since.
And yet, for the past several years, my mouth has been a money-sucking disaster area. Fillings, crowns, root canals, you name it. The darn things are pretty much falling apart, just like they did to my parents! And yet I know people who've been to the dentist maybe twice who floss once a year who have perfect teeth. So, I'm beginning to think that it's got a lot to do with genetics, as well as that stuff Jiminy told me to do. Jiminy wouldn't lie to me.