Though pop singer Ke$ha’s hit single “Tik Tok” has put the young artist on the music map, her poor hygiene habits have put numerous cavities in her mouth.
In her debut song, the singer admits that, “before I leave/ brush my teeth/ with a bottle of Jack”. The heart-felt lyrics, though delivered superfluously, are tremendously important to understanding the singer’s condition.
Dr. Ray Cartier, her childhood dentist, claims he doesn’t know where her lack of care for her teeth stemmed from. “As a child, I always told Ke$ha how important it was to brush her teeth with proper toothpaste and floss twice a day,” he says, “She seems to only remember that it’s important to brush, not what to brush with.”
Cartier and other dental experts appalled by the lyrics agree that there is no question as to why she has numerous cavities. They agree that a night of drinking alone can wreak havoc on healthy teeth between the alcohol and sugar that are consumed. Let alone attempting to brush your teeth with Jack Daniels Whiskey in the morning.
Because of the money Ke$ha has made from her hit single, she will have access to the proper medical and dental care to improve her teeth and overall hygiene situation. The fear for many experts is the far-reaching implications her lyrics may have on younger generations.
“It’d be good if Ke$ha could explain herself,” Dr. Cartier says. “Let her cavities be an example of a path little girls who look up to her don’t want to take. She could be a real role model in the dental community.”
Ke$ha was too drunk to coherently comment on the situation.