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Man Reveals Horrific Tooth Decay After Not Brushing Teeth For 20 Years

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Man Reveals Horrific Tooth Decay After Not Brushing Teeth For 20 Years

Nothing worse than having to brush your teeth when you were a kid, was there? However, perhaps we'd have been a bit more keen if we'd seen the state of this guy's teeth - which hadn't been brushed in 20 years.

Back in a 2017 episode of Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies, we met then-21-year-old Jay, who was keen to repair the damage of more than two decades worth of neglecting his teeth.

Speaking on the show, he said: "Over the years, I've eaten the wrong food, I've drank lots of fizzy drinks and I haven't really taken care of them.

"I haven't really brushed them or flossed or anything like that."

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As you can see, it shows.

Credit: Embarrassing Bodies/Channel 4
Credit: Embarrassing Bodies/Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4/Embarrassing Bodies
Credit: Channel 4/Embarrassing Bodies

Unfortunately for the fella, his refusal to brush his teeth and less-than-great diet meant his gnashers had been completely ruined.

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Examining Jay's teeth, the show's dentist Dr James Russell said: "There's a lot going on, isn't there? It's not that you're suffering from gum disease as such... it's just decay."

In fairness to Jay, he clearly had confidence issues around going to the dentists as his teeth steadily got worse.

After all, going to the dentist is ridiculously nerve-racking for a lot of people. Some geezer thrusting metal into your mouth, getting his fingers right in there and shouting out numbers isn't a great way to spend an afternoon.

Credit: Channel 4/Embarrassing Bodies
Credit: Channel 4/Embarrassing Bodies
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Jay admitted he was never really encouraged to brush his pearly whites when he was young and so it just hadn't been something he was bothered about, however it's clearly something that began to play on his mind as he got older.

After going onto Embarrassing Bodies to get them sorted, Dr James, unsurprisingly, told him he needs to change his lifestyle if his newly fitted teeth are to survive.

Thankfully for Jay, he wasn't beyond help. He had new veneers fitted, had a shave and a hair cut and ended up looking pretty good.

Credit: Channel 4/Embarrassing Bodies
Credit: Channel 4/Embarrassing Bodies
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It could be worse. Lest we forget Vinnie Pyner, from Margate in Kent, who did brush his teeth twice a day - but had rotten gnashers anyway.

He blamed energy drinks for causing his front four teeth to snap after he was hooked on drinking six cans each and every day.

He said: "It started as a way to relieve the stress and pressure from my college course because you have to be focused when it comes to computing and coding.

Vinnie Pyner energy drinks consumption had trashed his teeth. Credit: SWNS
Vinnie Pyner energy drinks consumption had trashed his teeth. Credit: SWNS
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"But I never thought that it would get this bad, it's affected my confidence dramatically. I had an ambition to become a games designer but now my hopes have been dashed.

"The dentist was extremely shocked to see my teeth and she said that it was one of the worst cases of tooth decay and damage that she had ever seen. Looking at my teeth, I realised what I had done, I was in a complete mess."

Take care of your teeth, people.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/Embarrassing Bodies

Topics: Teeth, dentist, Health, Channel 4

Simon Catling
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