When asked about his propensity for gaffes, Vice President Joseph Biden told Brian Williams of NBC TV, “I’m too long of tooth to change who I am.” Did he really mean this? Does the VP have periodontal disease? Or was he just being metaphorical? If he has gum disease, maybe he’ll come out publicly like Whoopi Goldberg did recently (see my blog entry of May 17, 2009). He could tell us how he neglected his dental health until it was too late and how gum disease destroyed his teeth’s supporting tissues.
If people were thereby motivated to seek professional care, what a benefit to the nation’s dental health that would be! (Long of tooth refers to the length of the tooth as the gums recede and more of the tooth’s root is exposed.) If you notice any change in your gums or teeth (bleeding, swelling, odor, tooth movement, change in bite) contact our Long Island Dental office and we’ll do a periodontal evaluation of your teeth and supporting structures.charlie s angels download