Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gap Tooth

I'm not sure what made me think of this today, but here is a quick story.

Dad had always had a gap between his front teeth.  I know we don't remember him that way because he got it fixed so long ago.

When he joined the USMC he had to get a physical and a dental checkup.  The Marine dentist took a look at his mouth and asked him, "You want that gap?"

Dad said that he could do without it.  The dentist reached behind himself and grabbed a pliers.  He stuck them in Dad's mouth, grabbed one of the back teeth and yanked it out.

In a few days Dad's teeth slowly moved and closed the gap.  That back tooth was just one too many teeth and it was crowding the rest until there was just no more room and the front slide sideways just to fit in.