Norman Mailer’s Tooth Problems

I was at Barnes and Noble last weekend and glancing through A ticket to the Circus written by Norris Church Mailer, the wife of the late novelist Norman Mailer.  Even though I have read several of Mailer’s novels, naturally my attention was drawn to his wife’s discussion of his teeth.  Apparently towards the end of his life he had to undergo bypass surgery and his surgeons told him to have all of his teeth removed in order to prevent infection. (Seems extreme.) She writes that that was the beginning of his decline.  “His dental implants didn’t take, and he was forced to wear false teeth that never quite fit.  He began to lose weight.”

Don’t let this happen to you!  Be sure to get quality dental care – take care of your teeth – and keep them for life!

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