The fact that sodas and other similar drinks seriously take their toll on people's teeth is no news. Still, there are many who buy and consume them on a regular basis, thinking that doctors and researchers are probably exaggerating.
William Kennewell's story stands as proof that, when it comes to drinking rather large amounts of various sugary drinks, saying “no” might prove to be a most inspired decision.
To cut a long story short, this 25-year-old developed a so-called soda addiction, which compelled him to keep drinking such beverages even after he found himself losing all his teeth and needing dentures.
“Because my teeth were decaying so badly, it caused blood poisoning which just made me sick, but my health improved with the dentures,” William Kennewell told members of the press.
“I'm told a normal person has about 23 teeth, but ... I only had 13 left and they had to be removed,” he later added.
Just for the record, it seems that William owes his losing his teeth to his habit of drinking about 1,5 – 2 gallons (about 5,6 – 7,5 liters) of soda daily for a period of up to three years.