I don’t have any front teeth…I just stick chewing gum between my pearly whites, it takes time but it’s worth it
A WOMAN with no front teeth has revealed how she gives herself DIY pearly whites using chewing gum.
After losing some of her front teeth after a series of dental accidents, Sue from the UK came up with the idea of replacing them with chewing gum.
Featured in Channel 4’s Never Seen A Doctor, Sue, then 56, revealed how fear of visiting a dentist left her with just 17 teeth and visible gaps.
Trying to hide how bad the situation had become, Essex’s mum had come up with a creative solution – sticking chewing gum between her pearly whites.
For a more natural and realistic look, she also admitted to staining them with coffee.
“I really haven’t had any luck with my teeth since I was seven,” the mother-of-two said.
”I walked into a scaffolding post and broke my front tooth.
“When I was 11, I fell off a wall, broke my other front tooth,” she revealed.
To make matters worse, Sue’s gums also became infected in her early teens – so by the age of 15 she had lost all her back teeth.
But an unfortunate visit to the dentist changed his life; the one that caused the mother to develop dental phobia.
“They sprayed the back of my throat so I wouldn’t gag.”
But not realizing it at the time, Sue took a sip of water, which left her with a numb feeling in her chest and throat.
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“I’m going to die, I can’t breathe. Panicked, completely panicked,” she recalled the traumatic incident.
“I flew out of the chair, went home and that was it – the last time I went to a dentist. ”
Speaking on the show, hosted by Katie Piper, the crafty mum also showed off how she got her DIY teeth.
“To get the perfect piece of gum, it will take me about two to three days with chewing and coloring.
“I put the chewing gum in the coffee so it’s not so shiny white against the discoloration of the rest of my teeth.”
But despite being hacked and hoping she could get out, the mother remains inside aware that her chewing gum teeth could fall out at any moment.
Stunned viewers of the clip jumped straight to the comments to share their thoughts.
”It makes me want to cry. No one should have to do this,’ someone wrote.
Another person said: ‘It doesn’t just look nasty, but you can actually die from certain dental diseases.
”Gum disease can cause heart attacks.”
Turns out Sue wasn’t the only one with such an idea, as a second fan of the method revealed: “When I was 5 my teeth fell out and I did this .”