Keeping your own teeth

Conventional wisdom has it that this is a good thing, it certainly makes eating apples and nuts a lot easier.

There are other advantages too, such as not choking on your dentures when you go to bed and forget to drop them, with a satisfying plonk, into the topped-up leaded crystal glass you keep by the bedside for that purpose. (The glass no doubt contains whisky or a sterilizing solution of some sort.)

But here is a problem. I know a woman who has kept her own teeth and is now 97.
She doesn’t leave her house any longer, so what happens if she needs dental work?
I’ve come across traveling opticians, foot-doctors and so on, but surely a dentist couldn’t easily transport what he/she requires to do his work?

Have pliers, will travel. Don’t like the sound of that.


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