25-year-old Wears Dentures Due to Soft-drink Addiction

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 8, 2013 at 7:45 PM Dental News   - G J E 4
William Kennewell, 25, from Australia enjoyed drinking cola more than water. Courtesy this habit, in the place of sparkling white permanent teeth, what he has is a full set of dentures.
 25-year-old Wears Dentures Due to Soft-drink Addiction
25-year-old Wears Dentures Due to Soft-drink Addiction

His consumption of sugary soft drinks was anywhere between six and eight liters and this habit went on for three years.

He almost became a soft drink addict and the effects began to show on his teeth. Initially he suffered severe tooth decay which led to blood poisoning. Finally he had to get his teeth removed.

"I'm told a normal person has about 23 teeth, but ... I only had 13 left, and they had to be removed," Kennewell said. "It started because I wasn't a huge water fan and working in the hotel industry, I had easy access to Coke. Because my teeth were decaying so badly, it caused blood poisoning which just made me sick, but my health improved with the dentures."

Australian health researchers have now pressed for warning labels on soft drinks cautioning about the risks of tooth decay.

Source: Medindia

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