Beyond Toothpaste

Fiji, Westin Price, and Your Mother I recently went Scuba Diving in Fiji. A dental missionary group was staying in our resort, relaxing after cleaning and fixing many poor Fijian's teeth on the outer islands. Fijians have terrible problems with decay, and I found myself wondering why. So I asked dentist after dentist, most of them young brave spirited types, fresh from their charitable endeavors, just why the Fijians had such awful dental problems. The answer was instantane


Why an article about toothpaste? What's the big deal anyway? Just like all doctors preach "diet and exercise", all dentists preach "brush and floss". So, are you doing it? After every meal? Are you sure you are getting your back teeth? Are you brushing long enough? "Gargle cough" you answer, and you leave with a free toothbrush and a sample of Crest. If the bill is really high, you have only yourself (or maybe your mother) to blame. Really, I don't know how many people ou