A number of people asked/commented on congressman Dennis Kucinich and his broken tooth (he apparently bit on an olive pit in a “wrap” and broke a tooth that was an “anchor” for a bridge).  They wanted to know if things like that happened often and what could be done to avoid it.  Our response has been that whether you have your own teeth, crowns, or even dentures,  you need to stay away from things like popcorn kernels, ice cubes, and yes, even the dreaded olive pit – whenever possible.

Fortunately, with today’s dentistry – both general and cosmetic –  we can often fix the problem in an esthetic and rather easy manner!