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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
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
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?