24. Brushing and Flossing

Kevin had just finished dessert. It was a of dark chocolate, washed down with a glass cold milk. Delicious! He rinsed his mouth out a glass of water, and then spit into kitchen sink.

He sat down at the dining table and grabbed some floss. He carefully flossed top teeth and then his bottom teeth. Flossing a chore. The floss almost always got stuck two teeth in the upper back and two in the lower front. Finally finished, he threw frayed floss into the trash.

He went into bathroom and grabbed his electric toothbrush. TV ads show people putting toothpaste onto the entire length the brush. Of course, that was to get to use up the tube faster so they’d to buy another tube sooner. Kevin put just little toothpaste onto the brush. He brushed for a minute.

He spent another 30 seconds brushing tongue. Then he spit out all the toothpaste, gargled and spit again.

Brushing and flossing are a pain, he thought. If they can put man on the moon, why can't they invent easier and faster than toothpaste and dental floss?