The actress who played gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in the original "Willy Wonka" movie says she went through so much sugary stuff on the set ... she got 13 CAVITIES because of the flick.
54-year-old former child actress Denise Nickerson claims she blazed through "cartons and cartons and cartons" of Bazooka gum while shooting the 1971 classic ... and ended up with a mouthful of rotting teeth.
The lesson here -- always chew sugarless, kids!
'Willy Wonka' Star
That Movie Gave Me
5/26/2011 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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