Brach’s puts the bite on my bad

Never go to the supermarket with a sweet tooth and a golden smile.

So tonight I bop in to pick up a couple items and pass by the bulk section of hard candies.

Okay, I’ll admit it, I stole a single Brach’s caramel bite-sized square.

Not two minutes later, I feel this hard thing in my mouth, followed by a gaping hole.

Damn caramel yanks a big gold crown right off!

Not a molar without gold in some form or other for years now so it’s not the first time a crown’s popped off. However, this particular one was done only a few (?) years ago in Tacoma.

So I return to a dentist who not more than six weeks ago placed the latest crown. No matter how I try, dentists and I cannot keep away from one another! Sweeeet that it popped off intact.

Moral of the story: If you’ve got thousands of dollars of dental work and are gonna steal a nibble to satisfy a sweet {ahem} tooth, stick to a chocolate-covered raisin.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. longeyesamurai
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 05:09:23

    Any chance you can turn that into a million-dollar lawsuit against the store, Brach’s and the US Government?

    After all, with the price of gold these days, this is attempted robbery with bodily (toothily) harm. LOL

    Reply

    • allycatadventures
      Jan 05, 2012 @ 10:27:33

      @capra – hahah oh yeah, I considered including, {ahem} tongue in cheek of course, in the post an intention to sue. Could be my only chance at riches and dammit! I’m gonna learn to become a modern American if it kills me!

      Reply

  2. lexiemom
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 15:03:19

    With your dental history, I’m surprised you EVER come near a caramel!

    Reply

    • allycatadventures
      Jan 07, 2012 @ 09:35:14

      @lexiemom – The secret is if it’s very super (think scotchmallow), a caramel about twice is year is doable more for sucking than chewing. Unfortunately, it was a much harder caramel than I’d anticipated. Secondly, I was feeling dentally cocky after having had a new crown solidly and securely set no more than two months ago.

      Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to me, the cement on the crown *next to it* had aged (too rapidly in too short a time), making it susceptible to popping off, if not by a caramel then something else. With 12 crowns, things like this are bound to occur in the course of a lifetime and caramel chew!

      Reply

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