For People Overcoming Addiction, Teeth Matter

By May Wilkerson

Unlike many of us, Brian Thompson doesnt take his teeth for granted. After decades of dental neglect caused by drug addiction, he had his teeth pulled during an eight-year stint in prison for drug-related bank robbery. But a few years ago he bumped into someone at an AA meeting who offered him a brand new set of chompers, all expenses paid. He says its radically altered his life and helped keep him on the road to recoveryand as the effects of dental work are psychological as well as physical, many other people struggling with or overcoming