Socialized health care is the panacea for the common man, right? Well, Britain's brown teeth have a cause besides the lack of personal hygiene: there aren't enough dentists. Consider this:
Six per cent of patients questioned said they had resorted to DIY treatment to avoid expensive dental bills.Those in charge of nationalized medicine want it this way. They want people to wait, it cuts costs.
This can include anything from using over-the-counter painkillers and salty water to combat an abscess to plugging a broken crown with chewing gum.
Others have resorted to more extreme measures. One patient in Lancashire claimed he had to "remove 14 teeth using pliers".
Brown teeth. It gets worse. Read the whole article. It's like Nationalized Health Care contraception.