EXCLUSIVE: Dave Hughes reveals how he fixed his ‘crackhead’ smile – and says that going VEGAN has helped reduce his gum issues
Two years ago, his own wife said he was ‘starting to look like a meth addict’ with 10 teeth missing.
And Dave Hughes has since taken steps to improve his gap-toothed smile, but still says all the money in the world wouldn’t fix it completely.
The 49-year-old comedian said: ‘I have had one tooth put back in towards the front. I was looking too much like a crackhead, basically.’
‘I shouldn’t have as many mouth problems as I have’: Dave Hughes has taken steps to improve his gap-toothed smile, but still says all the money in the world wouldn’t fix it completely
In 2018, Dave revealed that drinking too much orange juice growing up had contributed to his teeth falling out.
He said on Hughesy, We Have a Problem that he may need a ‘bone graph’ procedure to ensure his jawbone has enough room for bolts to secure new teeth.
Fortunately, the addition of his most recent tooth didn’t require this painful process.
Dental procedure: The 49-year-old comedian said, ‘I have had one tooth put back in towards the front. I was looking too much like a crackhead, basically’
‘They didn’t need to take any bone to fit the bolts… at this point, I haven’t had to do that,’ he said.
‘I shouldn’t have as many mouth problems as I have. I’ve probably got enough money to have a good mouth, but your mouth problems can be diet related.’
Dave added that a vegan diet and eating ‘really clean’ has improved his oral health.
‘Hopefully that means my teeth will stay in my head’: Dave claims his efforts to eat ‘really clean’ as a vegan has stopped his gum issues and mouth pain
How unpleasant! Dave explained his teeth were falling out more rapidly than his wife Holly (right)’ because he was raised in the country and consumed a great deal of orange juice
‘Since I became a vegan four months ago, I’ve stopped eating chocolate and I haven’t had any mouth pain in a while, so hopefully that means my teeth will stay in my head. Touch wood,’ he said.
Dave joked that the one advantage of having unsightly teeth is that he is able to encourage his children to brush theirs by saying, ‘So, you want to end up like dad?’
Hughesy, We Have a Problem airs Mondays at 9pm on Channel 10
Tune in: Hughesy, We Have a Problem airs Monday on Channel 10 from 9pm