I came across some articles online relating to dentures that made me smile. You may question the authenticity of these stories but I can tell you they are true.
A guy in Maine USA had his dentures taken by a mouse in his house. Yes, I did say a mouse....
Bill Exner and his wife Shirley scoured the bedroom after the dentures disappeared from his bedside. As they had seen the mouse on a few occasions they had a feeling it had them. They found a small opening in the wall where they suspected the mouse was coming from. Their daughter's fiancÃ© Eric Holt stepped in to help. With a crowbar and hammer he sawed off a section of wood and pulled up the moulding.
There were his dentures! I would hope he didn't attempt to clean and re-use them!!
67 year old Phillip Worth lost his dentures whilst surfing at Terrigal.
"I was on my surfboard about 100 meters out and I sneezed, the next minute my top plate popped out and sank,â€ said Mr Worth.
The next day Mr Worth, who lives in Nelson Bay but has a second home in Ryde, decided to walk the length of the beach, hoping against hope that he would find his teeth. ''I looked everywhere but to no avail'' he said. "But when I got to a small channel, exactly where I had gone out the day before, I suddenly saw my teeth wash in with the tide, and then go out again." A woman was standing close by and I said 'excuse me miss, I think those are my teeth'. She said, 'I think you're right'.â€ Mr Worth jumped into the water and managed to grab them. "I couldn't believe it, it's a trillion to one chance. It was the Tooth Fairy, I kid you not.â€
Olive, from County Westmeath, Ireland, arrives in England to live with her daughter and son in law. She is moving because of her poor health and brings with her most of her treasured possessions. These include a small piece of tissue paper in which she has secreted what appear to be five teeth which have broken off her denture. Having settled in she asks Thomas, 'Do you know where I can get my dentures mended?' Of course, 'replies Thomas, 'if you give them to me I'll take them to a dental technician.' Olive duly hands over the rather tired piece of paper which contains some very grubby looking teeth. He drives to Waterlooville to the dental laboratory. 'How long will it take?' Thomas asks the technician. 'Oh, about an hour, 'smiles the dental expert.' Then I'll wait in the car', says Thomas, 'and read my newspaper.'
An hour passes and the technician appears at the car window holding a plastic bag and the piece of tissue paper. 'That'll be Â£80, 'requests the specialist, 'but I could only fit four of the teeth to the denture. I'm sorry.'
'That's a pity', comments Thomas, 'what happened to the fifth one?' 'I have it here in the tissue', answers the techie, showing it to Thomas. 'The thing is, he said, 'it's easy to fit the teeth but nigh on impossible to fit this peanut.'
I hope you have enjoyed my strange but true denture stories