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How to Break Teeth

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My dentist said the number one tooth breaker is ice. Second, popcorn kernels. It was crunching down on the latter that broke my tooth. I've been very fortunate. I've never had a cavity, not once in my entire life. For 53 years I've had perfect teeth. But this week I chomped down hard on an unpopped popcorn kernel and broke a tooth. It was not just a chip off the old block either. It was more like an ax splitting wood. The tooth can probably be saved but at a hefty cost. That foolish mistake will end up costing me well over a thousand dollars til its all said and done. My wife has been telling me for years not to chew on popcorn kernels (and ice) but I didn't listen. I've been chomping away as if my teeth were anvils. Well, I will change my ways. Sorry kernels, you will be sent straight to the compost pile from now on! The good news is the scale shows progress in getting back to my target weight and I don't think I lost that much tooth to account for it.

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TIME-4-TINA 12/19/2013 5:55PM

    just think of the calories you'll save by not eating the unpopped kernels. And remember, the wifey always knows best!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 12/18/2013 1:15AM

    You are so blessed to have never gotten a cavity before. Anyhow, I love your attitude about the broken tooth and the weight lost emoticon .

emoticon keep up the good work.

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PMRUNNER 12/13/2013 5:50AM

    Oh no! Not what you needed, I am sure. Good luck with the repair and recovery!

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HEALTHIERKEN 12/13/2013 1:56AM


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GODS_TEMPLE 12/12/2013 5:07PM

    I broke mine on a nut shell that was hidden in a Chunky bar...that was when they used to be made with pecans.

Sorry for the break and the money involved emoticon ...but happy for the weight loss. emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 12/12/2013 3:07PM

    I once broke a tooth on an M&m candy! Sometimes there's just nothing you can do to avoid troubles!

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LADYBIRD82 12/12/2013 10:15AM

    I love to chew ice. Lol... maybe we should listen..

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