Demi Moore Says Stress Made Her Front Teeth Fall Out

Demi Moore missing teeth
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

With 38 years of modeling and acting experience under her belt, Demi Moore is, unquestionably, a Hollywood legend. We've seen her as the epitome of celeb glamour since the early '80s. But newsflash: She's also a human, susceptible to the seriously negative effects of stress, which Moore told Jimmy Fallon she blames for recently losing two front teeth.

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The 54-year-old actress appeared on The Tonight Show last night to promote her new comedy Rough Night, and after telling her that she looked "gorgeous," Fallon asked Moore to explain a stunning photo that she had sent the show. In the shot, Moore's offering a toothy smile -- sans one of her front chompers. "How did this happen?" Fallon asked. 

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"I sheared off my front teeth," Moore explained. "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 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." Ugh! Poor Demi!

The mom of three admitted that her children just love seeing her without her teeth, because they think it makes her look "more vulnerable" and "human." 

Here's the clip, and the pair's exchange, which includes a hilarious Snapchat video of Moore at the dentist.

It's heartening that, at least right now, Moore has such a positive attitude about having "knocked out" her teeth. But suffering from chronic stress and seeing firsthand how it can be so damning to your health is no joke.

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Still, there's no need to fear that your chaotic schedule will ultimately cause your teeth to fall out! (While we don't know exactly what spurred Moore's tooth troubles, periodontitis, smoking, and bruxism -- grinding your teeth -- are all potential causes of tooth loss, according to the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.)

Gotta give Moore props for discussing her dental drama and highlighting the toxic effects of stress. Her willingness to be so real about something less than glamorous is what actually makes her seem vulnerable -- in a truly admirable way.

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