A 36-year-old mother shared how her pregnancies caused her to lose all of her teeth in a viral TikTok video.
Alicia is now encouraging people with dentures to show what they look like with them in their mouths to hit back at the stigma surrounding them.
“I am the girl with the snap-in dentures and I am here to show you today what we look like with and without,” Alicia, also known as Princess Glitterhead on TikTok, said.
“So for anyone that would like to join me, let’s start a trend. We’re going to show how hot we look, how beautiful we look, with or without.”
Her video has been viewed over 14.8 million times and thousands of people praised her and also asked her questions.
“Yess plz normalize young ppl with dentures!!” one person commented. “As a dental assistant I hate seeing how much it affects my patients’ self-esteem.”
In another video, Alicia shared how she ended up getting dentures at the age of 34.
“I had no cavities my whole childhood up until I was 18 or 19, nothing. I had sealing caps put on my natural teeth [to protect them] because they had never had a cavity,” she explained.
She and her husband tied the knot at the age of 20 and had their first child a year later.
“My eye teeth broke (off) during that pregnancy, and it was the first time that I started to have really bad dental problems,” she shared.
“You couldn’t see it on the outside. You could see it when the tooth would fall out and you would look inside it and there was nothing left in there, like the baby just took everything out of me,” she continued.
After she had her second daughter at the age of 24, she spent $10,000 on a full restoration to salvage her teeth.
“I went to the dentist every single week for a whole year and got two three-piece cemented bridges, all my uppers root canaled and crowned with another metal partial.”
“After nine years, one of those bridges abscessed,” Alicia added.
“The whole thing had to come out, and I was ready for dentures.”
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