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Almonds without joy: Dentist says they're cracking teeth, causing other problems

Posted by Mitch Lipka  October 18, 2011 10:00 PM

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Have you had a run-in with an almond? Crack a tooth? Have other chewing related issues?

Dr. Gerald Berenson, a dentist in Shrewsbury for the past 38 years, said he has seen what he describes as a "mini epidemic" of almond-driven problems.

"I have been seeing and treating an unusual number of emergency patients a week due to fractured teeth, cracked teeth, very sensitive teeth as well as temporal mandibular disorders," he wrote in an email "After diagnosing each patient I have found a common denominator: ALMONDS."

The situation has become so bad, he said, that when someone comes in with one of those problems, he asks if they've been eating almonds.

So Dr. Berenson gives a nod to the acknowledged health benefits of these nuts and says this to almond lovers: Get the slivered kind and eat them in moderation.

Is this a problem only in Shrewsbury or are there other almond-eaters out there with teeth and jaw problems?

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Mitch Lipka is one of America's leading consumer journalists and advocates. He is an expert in product safety, recalls, scams, and helping consumers get out of jams. He is a nationally known consumer columnist and runs TheConsumerChronicle.com. He lives in Worcester. You can find him on Facebook or reach him at ConsumerNews@Aol.com

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