'Basil' Nora said anxiously 'do you know what a dentist is?'
'yes of course I do' Basil replied with a hint of laughter in his voice, which Nora assumed must be because he thought her question was stupid.
'well' said Nora 'have you ever been to see a dentist about your teeth and the possibility of them falling out?'
'I have in fact been to a dentist' Basil replied jovially with a hint of smugness 'and I did ask her if she thought my teeth would fall out. She said that badgers have remarkably strong teeth and that there was no chance whatsoever my teeth would fall out ever!'
'Wow' Said Nora, full of admiration.
It was at that moment Nora decided she should seek out one of these dentists and find out for sure whether or not her teeth would in fact fall out. Even if her teeth would one day fall out it was better to know in advance!