National Geographic : 1916 May
;torati Y trAWs. d.. ,C, s oPp IC A Lesson in I Prepa redness Stegosaurus-the plated lizard-whom you see above, has a fine lesson in preparedness for us today, though he died some eight million years ago. He did not care for his teeth and all his 15 feet of spiny length and his armored hide did not save him. His teeth gradually weakened from eating ferns and toadstools instead of the tougher branches he formerly fed on, which helped to cleanse his teeth as he chewed. In the course of time he became what we call a weakling, and then, like all weaklings, he could not fight the battle of life. He was over whelmed by stronger reptiles and by his own weakness, and finally every Stegosaurus was gone. There are only fossils to show that they ever existed. This may seem rather fanciful as a reason why you should use Colgate's Ribbon Dental Cream twice every day-but the lesson is there. Your dentist or your doctor will tell you how necessary it is to care for the teeth-and what a superior dentifrice you have in Colgate's. It cleans the teeth thoroughly and safely and the flavor is so delicious that you enjoy its twice-a-day use. Be prepared-use Ribbon Dental Cream and know Good Teeth - Good Health Sold everywhere-or a trialtube sent for 4c. in stamps Colgate & Co., Dept. 66, 199 Fulton Street, New York Makers of Cashmere Bouquet Soap-luxurious, lasting, refined A ne'w size at 1Oc. a cake PRESS OF JUDD & DETWEILER. INC.