12 Dental Hazards of Christmas: Hazard 5—Silver Coins in Christmas Puddings
Many Australians will be familiar with the British tradition of hiding small silver coins in the Christmas pudding. According to tradition, finding threepence or a sixpenny bit is supposed to bring the wealth to the finder for the coming year.
However, biting hard onto a silver coin definitely doesn’t bring the biter any luck, and may require some of their New Year’s wealth to be diverted towards dental repairs: it’s quite possible to damage teeth, fillings or crowns this way!
It’s a good idea to check before you bite whether it’s likely that a coin will be hidden in a delicious Christmas Pud!