I'm going to get an electric toothbrush. Dude sez they tend to do better. Dude cleaned my teeth himself--- where Dude = the dentist. Says when he has time he likes to, the first time with a new patient, just to get to know 'em a little, and to talk about anything that might be wrong. I didn't have anything wrong to speak of. Just some built-up calculus (not bad for multiple years' worth, at my age) and a little gingivitis. Should improve with me going back to regular cleanings.
Huzzah for overcoming this particular procrastination. And here's to lucky teeth. And to gratitude. And the nice smooth feeling of my freshly polished chops.