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Teeth crisis...update...update...

Eddie Mair | 14:13 UK time, Monday, 25 June 2007

The nation can relax. The BBC dentist shaved down the jaggy bit without the numby thing. I will still have to get a proper thing done to fix it for good, but any dribbling and drooling in tonight's programme will be my own fault, and nothing to do with my gnashers.


  1. At 02:22 PM on 25 Jun 2007, anth wrote:

    BBC dentist?!

  2. At 02:26 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Groo! Eddie, you might have tried to avoid dribbling on the newsletter!

  3. At 02:34 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    Oh Eddie, the Nation owes its thanks to your dentist.

    By the way, I love your grasp of the technicalities of all this.

    Has anybody got any good ideas for things to set Eddie drooling tonight?

  4. At 02:40 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    My Best Wishes

  5. At 02:44 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Owen Dunn wrote:

    Wow, there's a BBC dentist? Next you'll be telling me there's a BBC tooth fairy.

  6. At 02:53 PM on 25 Jun 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    Wow - a bbc dentist. Is that a bit like a safari park vet?

  7. At 02:55 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Perky wrote:

    "the jaggy bit without the numby thing"? I take it you've already used up your extensive vocabulary on your cues, then????

    Seriously, glad it's sorted, although I did have the tissues out ready to catch the drivel - sorry, dribble -coming out of the radio tonight...... ;)

  8. At 02:56 PM on 25 Jun 2007, NewsElephant wrote:

    Whilst the BBC Dentist could be a tooth fairy, he or she could equally well be heterosexual.

  9. At 02:56 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Humph wrote:

    but any dribbling and drooling in tonight's programme will be my own fault

    Oh, no! He managed to get an interview with Lyons Travelodge after all. I am not sure that I will be listening to tonight's programme.


  10. At 03:03 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Funny, I do a bit of drooling when you're on the radio too Eric ;-)

  11. At 03:12 PM on 25 Jun 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    Appy - are you still on your exra long lunch break.....or have you caved and partaken of some fizz?? :)

  12. At 03:15 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Annasee wrote:

    Oh dear Eddie. Welcome to your 40s. Those little tooth crises will become increasingly common from now on, I fear. (Unless you are lucky enough not to have many fillings, of course.)

    In our house, we're doing very well if we manage to last the full 6 months between check-ups without one of us having to visit the dentist inbetween times for emergency repairs. The best ones are when it's only a bit of filling missing, & he bonds it with something (araldite? who knows). No nasty injections or drilling involved. My last one was the result of flossing which accidentally removed of a chunk of filling along with a sliver of tooth. A bit more major, unfortunately.

    If you are lucky enough to have an NHSdentist, the new charges (in "bands") are of interest. A repair like you've just had should cost abt £46. But then any lesser work done within the next 2 months is free. Try to time anymore breakages for the next 2 months. And certainly an examination & clean & scale.

    Oh, & get hold of that Pam Ayres poem "I wish I'd looked after me Teeth". Contemplate why it is not put up in every dentist's waiting room in the land.

  13. At 03:31 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Piper wrote:

    ...can't see why you might be "...dribbling and drooling in tonight's programme..." Eddie

    After all, Paris Hilton's still, presumably, doing whatever she does - in the slammer and, in any event, you say she's giving her first post-jail interview to Larry King

    ...unless, that is, you've been trying to mislead us Eddie and you do have an interview planned with Ms Hilton..?

    Mmm... Well, time and drool will tell...

  14. At 04:51 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Peter wrote:

    Great only ten minutes to go, is the BBC dentist the individual with the red and white striped pole outside the surgery? In all seriousness I hope the pain has gone and you are feeling better.

  15. At 05:30 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Appy (10) Down, girl, down!

  16. At 06:02 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Witchi (11), The whole day has been about as useful as a lunchbreak :-(

    Fearless (14) Spoilsport! ;-)

  17. At 06:30 PM on 25 Jun 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Asparagus, with melted butter. That usually results in dribbling, anyway.

    Is British asparagus still in season?

  18. At 09:25 PM on 25 Jun 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Re: Eddie (thanks to Annasee for pointing out this poem from Pam Ayres)

    Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth,
    And spotted the perils beneath,
    All the toffees I chewed,
    And the sweet sticky food,
    Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth.

    I wish I'd been that much more willin'
    When I had more tooth there than fillin'
    To pass up gobstoppers,
    From respect to me choppers
    And to buy something else with me shillin'.

    When I think of the lollies I licked,
    And the liquorice allsorts I picked,
    Sherbet dabs, big and little,
    All that hard peanut brittle,
    My conscience gets horribly pricked.

    My Mother, she told me no end,
    "If you got a tooth, you got a friend"
    I was young then, and careless,
    My toothbrush was hairless,
    I never had much time to spend.

    Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right,
    I flashed it about late at night,
    But up-and-down brushin'
    And pokin' and fussin'
    Didn't seem worth the time... I could bite!

    If I'd known I was paving the way,
    To cavities, caps and decay,
    The murder of fiIlin's
    Injections and drillin's
    I'd have thrown all me sherbet away.

    So I lay in the old dentist's chair,
    And I gaze up his nose in despair,
    And his drill it do whine,
    In these molars of mine,
    "Two amalgum," he'll say, "for in there."

    How I laughed at my Mother's false teeth,
    As they foamed in the waters beneath,
    But now comes the reckonin'
    It's me they are beckonin'
    Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth.

  19. At 10:05 AM on 26 Jul 2007, AD wrote:

    Hey Eddie, try the NHS dentist in Henry Wood House

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