Man Reveals Teeth He Hasn't Brushed For 20 YEARS
If you've ever been tempted to skip a decent flossing session, let this be a cautionary tale.
British television series Embarrassing Bodies does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin; patients with overgrown, underdeveloped or severely neglected appendages, limbs and growths pop in to let the Embarrassing doctors treat what they won't let their usual GP near.
And one recent case has highlighted just how helpful the specialist surgery can be when a 21-year-old presented with teeth he hadn't ever brushed.
"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," Jay told the team. "I haven't really brushed them or flossed or anything like that."
Since Jay was never encouraged to brush his teeth as a kid, a 20-year build-up of tartar, hardened food debris and bacteria had rotted them down to stumps.
Amazingly, though, the roots of most of Jay's teeth were fairly healthy which meant that, after committing to a lifestyle overhaul, he was eligible for dental implants.
After two invasive and pretty hectic procedures over a five-month period, Jay walked away with an incredible new smile; check out the result in the clip below.