Man with Most Teeth in the World is Opening His Mouth for the World

Suggested Picture Credit: Vijay Kumar V.A, 27 years old from Bangalore, India, has made it into the 2016 Guinness World Records book for Most teeth in the mouth. Vijay has 37 teeth in total. The book, out tomorrow, is the 2016 edition of the world’s best-selling annual book. Photographer Credit: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records Under Embargo: Until 00.01am (BST) Thursday 10 September 2015 For More Information: Further records, hi-res images and video please contact: Doug Male 0207 891 4518 press@guinnessworldrecords.com

Chew on this: The average person has 32 teeth in his or her mouth, but Vijay Kumar V.A. is by no means average.

Kumar, of Bangalore, India, holds the Guinness World Record for most teeth in one mouth — 37 in all.

The 27-year-old first noticed his bite was unusual as a teen, but he only attempted to see if he qualified for Guinness a couple years ago.

Kumar is proud of the Guinness recognition and believes it makes up for the challenges he faces.

“Wherever I go, I have to brush after lunch,” he told Guinness. “Sometimes if I don’t clean it up, seeds get stuck in the upper jaw.”

Getting the Guinness honor was just the first step. The harder part was getting a picture of his teeth, according to staff photographer Ranald MacKechnie.

“It’s not a big place to get a camera and lights in,” MacKechnie said. “There was some food for thought on how to handle this.”

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This article first appeared on huffingtonpost.com
By: David Moye