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  • Anonymous

    Oh my God who cares????  The drivel that takes up space in the BDN.

    • Anonymous

      Drivel is in the eye of the beholder. As Sarah and some comments from her last column indicated this topic is not routinely talked about. As an adult with more silver than enamel in my mteeth, if her writing  helps one kid establish a better oral hygiene and reduce their cavaties, it’s well worth the BDN space in the living section.

      • Anonymous

        So “parents” needed her (now not one but TWO articles) on children’s teeth to wake somebody up to make sure they take care of their child’s teeth?

        Well, I guess she has fodder for a billion articles.  Next week, make sure you get your oil changed every 3k miles or make sure you change the diaper when it is dirty.  After all, if the article helps one person, it is worth the space in your eyes.  That is a scary low bar to set.

  • Anonymous

    There is definitely a correlation between attentive parenting and good oral hygiene.  

  • Anonymous

    I love how the BDN just had a staff blogger win first place in the Maine Press Association contest and we’re being subjected to more columns about nothing.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t worry, I am sure we will have another one in a few days about the cost of diapers or some other meaningless topic.

      • Anonymous

        LOL! I did not read the Jewels From The Crown blog until I saw the writer won first place, and I love the writing on issues impacting The County and the state. Sarah is writing about …. well, Sarah. And more than about 100 dinner guests entertaining her children while countless other military children wish for that support when a parent is deployed. And once in awhile, it is about the military, which I thought was the intent when I began reading it when she came to Bangor. Ms. Smiley is obviously talented, but it’d be nice to see Jewels in print, too

    • Anonymous

      There is a difference between news stories, editorials, columnists, and blogs. If you don’t care for humor, then columnists are generally not going to entertain you. It takes talent to write about the daily little events that make a life and to find the humor in otherwise mundane things. Sarah has the  talent. I look forward to her columns and consider them enjoyable.

      • Anonymous

        I have a great sense of humor, and I find this stuff mindnumbingly meaningless, and not funny.  I just can’t believe the stuff that takes up space as a bdn article/column/commentary.

  • Joe Lawlor

    No more please.

  • Anonymous

    The author said nothing about the recommendation that parents brush their child’s teeth at least one of the minimum two times a day until they are about 7 yrs. old. Sounds like she can’t be bothered. Her kid may have more dental problems in the future because she’s unmotivated to do what she (and or her spouse) should be doing. Sorry, but I think parents need to be much more educated about their ‘dental duties’ than most are…..

  • It completely parents responsibility to take care their kids teeth till certain time after that parents must teach to kids how to take care of oral health.

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