while cleaning in your daughter's room, you find an old gumball, and having no germ phobias you pop that puppy in your mouth, bite down on the hardened sphere, only to crack off half of your temporary crown.
When I was in the car accident 6 years ago, I cracked my tooth and had to get a porcelain crown. This crown has been chipping off in pieces for several years. Finally a few weeks ago, I cracked it so badly that the only solution is to put a gold crown on instead. So as part of that process I have a temporary crown that I cracked today.
Hence I had to slink to the dentist office feeling like the prodigal son, because I have already had to get a gold crown earlier this year on the tooth next to the one having problems right now. This seems to be that for some reason I grind my teeth at night.
I wonder what kind of stress is going on in my life that I causing me to grind me teeth.