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DENTIC

If there were a commercial for Dentics on Earth, its slogan would be "Evolution's solution to tooth decay!"

These little creatures are about the size and shape of caterpillars, and they look just about as appetizing. If my good buddy D'Argo hadn't cornered me, pried open my mouth, and shoved in a squirming Dentic, I never would've known what I was missing.

[ DENTICS ]As disgusting as it seemed at the time, I have to admit, the Dentic gave me the best brushing I ever had. Sorry, Oral-B.

D'Argo told me the Dentics were feeding off the undigested food particles in my mouth. Nice work if you can get it.

It makes sense, though. With so many different species in the universe, the variety of mouths and teeth (or whatever passes for them) must be staggering. Trying to devise one tool to clean them all would have been impossible. But the Dentics adapt to whatever mouth they're placed in. It's shrink-to-fit tooth care.

There are two other things to note about Dentics. First: Don't ever swallow a Dentic. Second: That fresh, minty aftertaste that's left in your mouth after using a Dentic? I don't even want to think about where that comes from.




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