Why Flossing Your Teeth Is a Good Idea


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”).

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