Just as sure as a true duck will quack,
Actinobacillus does attack;
So to smile like Cinderella,
And to fight off Tannerella,
Use that floss, to delete dental plaque!
COMMENTARY: this limerick was written 9-12-AD2006. The parenthetical subtitle to this limerick is “Because Hosting Gingivitis is a Bad Idea”. For a sobering reminder that our teeth are mortal, see Ecclesiastes 12:1-3, especially Verse 3 (“and the grinders cease because they are few”).