I took one of my pastors to the dentist today because he had a really painful tooth. It turns out it wasn’t a tooth issue but more of a gum disease issue. He was given some medicine, mouthwash, more medicine and a follow-up appointment. It turns out that this was his first trip to the dentist. He is 44 years old. And, he has never heard of flossing. He doesn’t think anyone in his compound has ever heard about it. Another thing to add to my list of things to be thankful for that I never thought I would have to be thankful for: Trips to the dentist and floss.