I asked my father if he was one of the four dentists who recommends Crest toothpaste. Since we always used Crest in our home I was certain he wasn't the fifth dentist who hated Crest. I was young enough at the time to believe that anything I heard on TV was true, including advertising copy.
Dad said no he wasn't one of those dentists. He seemed annoyed by the question. I thought it was because he felt slighted that he wasn't included among the five dentists Crest sought out for their valued opinion.
I asked him if he does recommend Crest since he uses it and I use it and our whole family uses it.
We use Crest because they send me boxes of their toothpaste Dad explained. We use it because its free.
That didn't seem right so I asked Dad what toothpaste would he recommend if he wasn't getting it for free. He said any toothpaste would do, they were all the same.
Just use toothpaste and brush your teeth.
I let the subject drop but I couldn't help thinking that maybe Dad was the fifth dentist after all.