Our Favorite Friday Time-Waster: Teach Me How to Brushy|
We’re posting the Atlantic’s article on the Oregon Dental Association’s new and awesome video “Teach Me How To Brushy” (yes, it’s a baby-faced cover of Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” for two reasons: 1) it’s hilariously cute and awesome and 2) it reminds us of Kate Upton’s Dougie.
Given how unpleasant a visit to the dentist can be, it’d be a surprise to think anything else could make it worse. And yet, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that there is something, in fact, that’s even better at keeping people from the dentist than the fear of discomfort — it’s cost.
Only 1 in 10 Americans say fear held them back in the face of a toothache or other dental problem, according to the survey. Four times as many blamed the price of a dental visit as the main deterrent to getting routine care. Altogether, that’s a lot of Americans missing out oral check-ups. A Kaiser tracking poll found in 2008 that more than a third of the country admitted skipping dentist visits entirely because of cost.
[Read more at The Atlantic]