Putting #vaseline on your #pumpkin works, sort of

The other day I shared my #halloween #pumpkin, along with an experimental way of extending its life with petroleum jelly.  Four days later it is doing well (normally they have become a saggy, decaying mess by now) with one minor drawback - some of the teeth seem to have dissolved and fallen out.  Any biochemists out there able to explain what is going on?

Today - looks like he's enjoying a sugar rich diet.

Last time looking much healthier