Healthy people tend to take their teeth for granted. It is easy to maintain oral health by spending five minutes a day flossing and brushing. But teeth and gums offer more health knowledge than just as instruments for chewing food. They provide an early warning system for the most serious of illnesses. “Chernoffisms” are a collection of quotations from ‘Dr. C’ that inspire patients to do their dental diligence.
The idea of entropy is well known to any theoretical physicist. It is thought of as the phenomenon whereby, “All things in the universe will naturally proceed from a more ordered state to a less ordered state unless an outside force or energy acts upon them.” Ice melts, old cars break down, our aging bodies deteriorate; the evidence of entropy is all around us. It can be frustrating that so much effort is required just to keep from sliding backwards into disorder, but this is just the way that our universe works.