Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Horror Memories Something to Chew Over

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Horror Memories Something to Chew Over

Article excerpt

I WAS cleaning my teeth on Sunday, getting ready for the day that was to come.

I was busy flossing (you know, getting that really skinny stringy stuff and dragging the gunk out from between the molars) when I got thinking about the bad old days of tooth care.

I was a terror when I was a kid when it came to cleaning my teeth.

I can even recall one time going to the school dental clinic and the dental nurse told me to come back the next day with my teeth cleaned.

I was so embarrassed I made sure they were scrubbed to the nth degree the next day.

There weren't any of those flash high speed drills in those days, and our dental clinic had a foot powered drill, driven by the dental nurse's foot going up and down on a treadle.

Then, after going to secondary school, I ended up going to our family dentist. …

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