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You May Not Have Noticed, but the Duggars Are Obsessed With Teeth

You could argue that the Duggars biggest obsessions — pickles, Chick-Fil-A, that possibly artery-clogging yet seemingly irresistible Chocolate Mess — are solely facilitated by being obsessed with teeth. Oh, you haven't picked up on that? Yes, the Duggar fam is really big on making their smiles their focal point, no matter what the cost. And plot twist: it was a decision made under Jim Bob's ruling.

"Early on in our marriage Jim Bob and I, we were discussing what was important at the top of the list financially speaking," Michelle explained on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting. At the top of the list was teaching the Duggars how to play a family instrument. And number two? "We're going to make sure that we're at the dentist for our check-ups and our cleaning appointments and all of that," Michelle said. "And if they need braces and what-not, we're going to do this."

Now look, despite our own less-than-perfect history with preventing cavities, we understand the importance of dental health. It's not a bad thing to prioritize for your 19 children. But we do wonder, after so many episodes of the family's riveting dentist trips, if they've taken their teeth thing a little too far. For example…

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