A dentist had advised that our youngest son had two front...

A dentist had advised that our youngest son had two front baby teeth that should be pulled and very soon. The X-ray showed their roots to be crooked and deeply embedded, due to a fall that had occurred some years before Christian Science became our way of life. The dentist was easily able to remove the simpler tooth of the two, but the boy got up and left the office and refused to return.

Now I began to pray about this situation. Several days before a visit with relatives, I heard the four children talking in another room. "You'd better get that tooth out, before Grandmother sees it. You know what she'll say!" said the oldest to the youngest. From where I stood I called, "We're leaving that to God." That was the end of that conversation.

Early the next morning there was a knock at the bedroom door; in walked the young one smiling—without a snaggletooth that had marred his visage for several years. Still smiling, he extended his hand with the tooth. He said, "I heard a 'pop' and this fell out of my mouth, and here it is." I did examine his mouth and saw an incision, but not a drop of blood anywhere. Other teeth affected by these problem teeth have since straightened, and the whole affair has been resolved by the operation of divine Mind.

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November 13, 1978

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