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14th October, 2018

Perhaps one of the greatest flaws in the human make-up is a reluctance to go to the dentist. Some years ago, grudgingly ending the latest famine, I visited a new dentist for what would turn out to be not only the first time but the last one too.

“Tell me,” she said, venturing somewhat rhetorically: “Do you smoke?”

It was not entirely unexpected. “Ah, no,” I countered. “Just socially.”...

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