Ian said: 'I started having pain in a front tooth, which protruded slightly more than the others. I was constantly fiddling with it and wiggling it because it hurt so much. In the end I knew it had to come out and had to use the pliers to pull it. Amazingly, it did not hurt as much as you might think. I think I'd been prising it that much in the meantime that I'd been killing the nerve.'
In the last two years Mr Boynton has pulled out 13 top teeth including molars, incisors and canines. He now only has two teeth left in the roof of his mouth.