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Old 03-13-2012, 05:22 PM
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I was eating Mexican food for lunch today at work, and it felt like a chip was stuck between my teeth. I don't know what I did, but my #7 tooth broke off! I didn't have any pain, but I kept the tooth and took it with me to the dentist.

He told me that the original tooth already had a crown and root canal done. That's probably why it doesn't hurt, and also why it broke so easily! They need to put a post in, and a new crown. This is taking place tomorrow morning. I have no idea if my insurance will cover this, since I had the original root canal and crown done on 3/28/07, and my insurance only covers work on the same tooth if it's more than five years from the original procedure! Go figure... (Yes, my Friday the 13ths apparently occur on Tuesday the 13th instead!)

This is a public service announcement: Please take care of your teeth!!! (Oh, and you might want to stay away from yummy corn chips - the ones shaped like triangles. They're apparently quite dangerous! )
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:24 PM
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I was always a snacker / grazer until about 4 years ago.
I realized too late what eating (though small amounts) throughout the day and never flossing did to my teeth!
Major dental work!
But almost magically my emotional attachment to food fell away ... totally.
Now i need to remember to eat and sometimes force myself to eat.
After a life time of being addicted to food (especially to sweets and salt snack like chips) that addiction literally disappeared and almost overnight.
I'm no long a snacker and i never eat anything without brushing and flossing afterward.
So i second what you say ... take care of your teeth young people. Start now. Brush and floss after every meal and get your teeth cleaned on a regular basis.
I'm glad you had no pain btw.
When i read the title of your post i just cringed. Yikes!
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