This might only be funny to those who were residents of Cache Valley ( or more specifically Cornish Utah) around the times mid seventies and early eighties. None the less, it is funny.
A little back ground. Around 1978 my mom and dad found that they were expecting baby #1. Baby number one came and soon after baby #2 showed up. After baby #2 came around it some how came about that the water was bad and it was rotting kids teeth. Now keep in mind baby #3 wasn't far behind #2 and !.
Fast forward to Elementary. I was never one to go without having a cavity. I am sure Dr. Mckell looked forward to my visits. I only remember not having cavities ( and yes I am not kidding on the plural part) maybe 3 times. At the time Dr. Mckell ( who am I kidding, EVERY dentist in the world) was using silver. So I have a few silver fillings.
High School and college repeat above paragraph and the silver kept a coming. My mission came and went and I had a few root canals. In fact one root canal came after I got elbowed in the face by Elder Parkinson on Pday. ( so much for the NO TOUCHING rule huh) I got sent to Michigan for that one. And since my cleanings and what not were not every six months I hit the dentist as soon as I came home. Lucky for me that was one of the times I had no cavities.
That brings me to today. I saw the dentist for the first time since moving to Arizona. This dentist was so high tech. His dentist chair had a massage feature. I asked where the dude was that massaged feet but alas there was none. The hygenist had a live camera that took pictures. The exray machine was digital and wow.. it was cool.
So the results..... yep a few cavities. Well really just one and a cracked tooth with a wonderful silver filling. When they were charting my teeth I swear EVERY SINGLE TOOTH had something wrong with it. He also kinda chuckled as he got to my bridge and asked when I "cracked" my tooth. I explained my grandpa stole it. And he laughed at me. I wasn't kidding.
The damage.... a 1200 buck mouth.
Thank goodness for insurance!!