Jan
21

LONG IN THE TOOTH?

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A man walks into a dentist’s office and asks, “How much to pull a tooth?”  “$100,” the dentist says.  “That’s ridiculous,” the man says. “Isn’t there a cheaper way?” “Well,” the dentist informs him, “If I don’t use my assistant, I can knock the price down to $75.”  “Nope,” complains the man, “it’s still too much.” “Okay,” says the dentist. “If I save on anesthesia I can lower the price to $50.” “Still, too high,” bemoans the fella.  “Alright,” replies the dentist, “If I skip on sterilizing and just use the pliers in my toolbox I can do it for $25.”  “Marvelous,” says the man, “book my wife for next Tuesday afternoon!”  In the Bible, the pre-flood patriarchs lived to a very old age compared to today (Adam/903 years, Noah/950 years, Methuselah/969 years).  So it has been asked – how could their teeth have lasted throughout that time?  (Based upon today’s tooth attrition, the enamel would completely disappear by the age 250 years old).  Of course, we don’t know with absolute certainty that they did keep their teeth all their lives (although the biblical account of the pre-flood longevity would not be threatened if all of their teeth had fallen out).  However, the obvious answer is that if the rest of their bodies were so built to last that long (knees, hips, eyes, ears, kidneys, heart, etc.) so too would their teeth be.  (Otherwise how could Noah have taken on the Herculean task of building the ark at 535 years of age.      The bottom line?  Another example of believing in the creation story is not as believing in the tooth fairy.

Y-BRUSH

The humble toothbrush hasn’t changed dramatically since the Chinese first invented it back in 619 a.d.  But now, what if you could brush all of your teeth perfectly in just ten seconds instead of the recommended hit-and-miss two minutes?  Here’s how.  Our mouth is made up of thirty-two teeth with three visible angles for a total of ninety-six overall faces to be cleaned.  With the Y-Brush, each of your teeth are brushed in ten seconds (one-twelfth the time) since all of them are done  simultaneously.  And the coverage is four times that of the traditional toothbrush (manual or electric) with the rotating bristles set at a 45-degree angle.  Developed by a team of Jewish dentists over a three-year period, the device was an award winner at the recent 2019 Consumers Electronics Show at Las Vegas.

#1 – Add any toothpaste of your choosing.
#2 – Place the Y-brush in your mouth.
#3 – Turn it on and chew for five seconds.
#4 – Flip, repeat and then rinse.

The Y-brush comes in four jaw sizes to fit any family member and three vibrating speeds for sensitivity.
My only question?  Why didn’t I think of that!

SONG OF SOLOMON – Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them. (4:2)