The Oral Surgeon, thrilled to have an opportunity to examine the Space Alien's mouth, immediately told Your Editor to stand aside and turned his full attention to the Space Alien.
"In all my years of practice I've never seen such remarkable dentition," said the Oral Surgeon, gently poking and prodding. "It's obvious you take very good care of your teeth!"
|The Space Alien's Dental Hygiene|
Impresses the Oral Surgeon
"I do my very best," answered the Space Alien modestly, reaching into a worn rucksack to reveal dozens of rolls of dental floss and packs of Stim-U-Dents neatly packed for intergalactic travel.
"Well, it certainly shows," said the Oral Surgeon, "and I'll bet you have regular professional cleanings as well!"
"Your attention to dental hygiene is most commendable," said the Oral Surgeon. "I only wish we could say as much for Your Editor!"
|Your Editor Opens her Mouth|
Your Editor, who had become increasingly weary of listening to the Oral Surgeon heaping accolades upon the Space Alien, opened her mouth to remind the Oral Surgeon that she was, after all, the patient this morning!
|A Modern Miracle!|
This is truly a modern miracle, and one could hardly ask for more!