Demi Moore has revealed that she had recently lost her two front teeth due to stress.


“I sheared off my front teeth, I’d love to say it was skateboarding or something really kind of cool,” the 54-year-old star said on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon earlier this week. “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.”

Fallon then shared a photo Moore had sent into the show, which pictured her missing one of her front teeth. “My children love seeing me without my teeth because they think it makes me look more vulnerable and more human,” the actress jokes. “I literally knocked it out – it was almost like it fell out when my warranty was up. Thank God for modern dentistry!”

Moore also shared a fun Snapchat video of herself at the dentist, which garnered laughs from the audience. The voice altering filter she used inspired Fallon to bring out two balloons from behind the desk to complete the interview after breathing in helium. Moore described her new movie, Rough Night, in a high-pitched voice getting chuckles from the audience.

And yes, it is possible that stress can be detrimental to one’s teeth. “In short, yes stress can cause increase night-time grinding,” says Sydney-based dentist Steven Lin. “The issue is caused by sleep breathing – the body pushes the jaw forward to open the airway and the result is we grind our teeth. I see patients that have ground their entire front teeth away. Many people have the syndrome (upper airway resistance syndrome) that ultimately doesn’t allow them to breathe at night. If you add stress (light, disturbed sleep) the cycle turns into a vicious one.”

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