On a recent visit to my dentist I asked if he could institute a frequent filler program. He hadn’t thought about it but apparently his accountant’s computer answered in the negative.
As I tried unsuccessfully to whistle a happy tune through numbed lips, I decided that the following delicacies must be loved by the dental fraternity (and sorority).
Olives – the ones with the pits. Even pitted olives contain the odd tooth-cracker.
Toffee – a classic filling extractor. Not to mention boiled lollies, peanut brittle, seaside rock and gob-stoppers.
Animal bones – chewing on chops, chicken legs and t-bones is great for breaking canines. (Unless you’re a canine.)
Popcorn – unpopped kernels can bring a tear to anyone’s eyeteeth.
Rice and lentils – famous for crunchy stray bits of gravel. Continue reading