A man who hadn’t brushed his teeth for 20 years revealed his knarly gnashers on Embarrassing Bodies.
Sometimes its pretty tricky to remember how important it is to keep your smile at its sparkling best. Lets face it, we are all guilty of forgoing flossing and dodging the dentist.
However, you will not be prepared for what it looks like when a person neglects to brush their pearly whites for two whole decades.
21-year-old Jay was sadly not nagged to brush his teeth as a youngster, which is something that many of us take for granted.
Speaking with the Embarrassing Bodies team, Jay made the following confession:
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 have really brushed them or flossed or anything like that.
Once Dr James took a good look in Jay’s mouth, it was evident that decay had built up over the course of many years and his teeth had ‘rotted into stubs’.
His teeth were so badly covered in tartar, hardened food debris and bacteria, that a hygienist had to give his teeth a thorough blast before the dentist could even see the full extent of the problem.
You can watch Jay reveal his grim grin to Dr James in the following clip:
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Although Jay would have to lose around 11 teeth, it was found that the roots of his teeth were surprisingly healthy, making him suitable for dental implants, a high tech alternative to dentures.
However, Jay had to really commit to changing his lifestyle before he was put forward for this pricey treatment.
Luckily, he was able to turn his dental hygiene routine around and after two gruelling procedures, both his mouth (and his confidence) are completely unrecognisable.
You can see Jay’s shiny new smile in the following clip:
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A beaming Jay looked like a brand new person as he made the following remarks on his dental journey:
I’m a much happier person and I’m definitely going forward to achieve my dreams really.
A dazzling conclusion all round. Good luck for a floss-friendly future Jay!
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.