Broken Teeth and All

The consequences of several generations of bad chompers

Olivia A. Cole
Jul 23, 2019 · 10 min read
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TThe women in my family have broken teeth.

My grandmother had a story she wouldn’t tell me about hers, and eventually her dentures buried the truth. My mother, twelve, fell while climbing the counter to put away dishes. She landed on a toaster. My own front teeth went the way of the horse: when I was ten I…