by Eva Watson
Notable people are not of this earth; they are quintessentially, superhero-perfect in every way. From their sparkly, alien eyes to their effervescent way they secretly speak to us through television, film, books and music, their aura of mesmerizing personalities and fan-stalking abilities truly places them on a much higher plane of being. They are alluring. They are special.
And most would not give me the time of day.
But I must be able to touch the divine; I must know about their teeth.
William Jablonsky, professor of English at Loras College and author of The Indestructible Man (Livingston Press) and his most recent novel, The Clockwork Man (Medallion Press), granted me permission to briefly ask about his oral health regimen and his thoughts on electric toothbrushes.
DB: Why is oral health important to you?
WJ: Primarily because I don’t want to look like a stereotypical Englishman, nor to have breath that can peel the chrome off a trailer.
DB: If you had to choose between flossing in the morning or night which would you choose and why?
WJ: I feel fortunate that I do not have to choose, but if I did, the morning, simply because that’s when I’d actually be thinking about it.
DB: What would be the ultimate feature of an electric toothbrush?
WJ: One that has a built-in Taser. I prefer my methods of self-defense to be non-lethal.
DB: What would be the best tasting toothpaste ever?
WJ: Chicken tikka masala-flavored toothpaste. No one would buy it but me, but I’d buy all of it.
Why the toothpaste industry hasn’t begun to develop alternative-flavored toothpaste is a mystery to me, but clearly, huge changes are needed to meet the demand for those who desire the dentifrice, taste sensation that is meat.