Demi Moore revealed on Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she’s missing her two front teeth. The announcement has stunned many across social media networks who have viewed the actress as a beauty icon for decades. At 54-years-old, Demi Moore has also been admired for her graceful aging and slim figure. The actress bravely shared a photo of her smiling without one tooth as well as a video from a dental visit. She explained to Fallon that the photo only showed one missing tooth, but actually, both of her top teeth are missing. Not only are people stunned by the photo that hardly resembles the Hollywood movie star the public has come to recognize, but her willingness to tell people of her beauty flaw.
You may see videos from the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, along with the photo of Demi Moore smiling with her missing tooth below.
During the interview, Demi Moore stated that she lost her teeth due to stress. The conversation continued, and she never specifically stated how stress contributed to the loss of her teeth. Speaking to Jimmy Fallon, she stated the following.
“I sheared off my front teeth. I’d love to say it was skateboarding or something really kind of cool, but I think it’s something that’s important to share because I think it’s literally, probably after heart disease, one of the biggest killers in America, which is stress. Stress sheared off my front tooth. But, in an effort to get ready for you, I wanted to make sure my teeth were in.”
Though she didn’t say how stress resulted in her “shearing off her front tooth” it is possible Demi Moore is referring to Bruxism better known as tooth grinding. Tooth grinding is a process where people clench their jaws tightly together when sleeping or even during the day. The process causes deterioration of tooth enamel, gums, and the jaw. According to the Austin Oral Surgery website, tooth grinding can result in loosening of the teeth, tooth fractures, and tooth loss. Bruxism has several contributing factors, including stress. You may learn more about Bruxism at the Mayo Clinic.
Demi Moore explained more about the loss of her two front teeth while speaking to Jimmy Fallon.
“It was almost like it fell out and my warranty was up. I swear! Thank God for modern dentistry. All of you who go out and practice modern dentistry — thank God!”
What do you think about Demi Moore’s honest and brave admission that she is missing her two front teeth? Are you surprised that she was so candid about a personal beauty flaw? In the interview, Moore stated that her kids felt her missing teeth made her appear more human and vulnerable. Do you agree?
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