NCBI ROFL: Note to self: opening beer bottles with your teeth is bad.

By ncbi rofl | October 13, 2010 7:00 pm

IMG_1095An adventurous habit of bottle-cap opening resulting in an endodontic-periodontal lesion: a case report.

“An unusual case of an endodontic-periodontal lesion in a 29-year-old man resulting from a habit of opening beer bottle (metal) caps using his mandibular left molar is reported. The patient had been a chronic alcoholic with several emotional problems and was unaware of the injurious nature of his habit. Thus, the importance of a detailed case history and assessment of psychosocial aspects for an accurate diagnosis of such conditions is highlighted.”


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  • Rhacodactylus

    What kind of alcoholic doesn’t keep a bottle opener around? Mines on my key-chain, for quick access in the car =)


  • Nemesis

    You took the words right out of my mouth, Rhaco. A Bic lighter also works great. Seat belt clips work, hell, I can open a beer with anything.

  • Opponent

    Oh yeah Nemesis? Could you open a beer with your teeth? Cause I wouldn’t recommend it…

  • Nemesis

    I’ve done it with a twist-off but the girls still didn’t want to do me and I can still feel the chip in one of my molars. I wouldn’t recommend it either.

  • Rochester

    It really not hard to open the bottle with your teeth. The entire nation of Namibia in Southern Africa can do it. Once you go to enough weddings and have to get the woman next to you to open the bottle with her teeth, you learn quickly.


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