Hollywood actress Demi Moore recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon earlier this week. She was there mainly to promote her latest movie Rough Night, and shared an interesting story and picture regarding her teeth, or lack of, with the audience.

Demi Moore

As quoted from the interview Demi attributed the loss of both front teeth (the other missing one is not pictured) to stress related grinding. “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” she said. Regarding her appearance on the Tonight Show she responded, “In an effort to get ready for you, I wanted to make sure my teeth were in. Thank God for modern dentistry. All of you who go out and practice modern dentistry — thank God!”

Here at Griffith Street Family Dental, we ensure that we have emergency dental appointments available every day, for situations such as these. If a patient calls early enough in the morning often they can be seen the same day. Dr Rakesh Bhula says, “I encounter situations like this all the time. There are a wide range of options available to us to fix the problem definitively, and in the meantime we can provide some sort of temporary solution at the emergency appointment so the patient is not walking around with a gap in their smile.”

Along with dentist Dr Selvan Dass and oral health therapist Cheryll Dunn, the team at Griffith Street Family Dental are well versed in dealing with all manner of dental emergencies in a prompt and efficient manner. Anything ranging from missing front teeth, to broken fillings to toothaches can be fixed.

We are also able to offer a number of treatment options if patients are concerned about tooth grinding affecting their smiles. It could be anything from stress management techniques and bite splint fabrication to filling work to repair minor wear, to comprehensive bite rehabilitation involving implant, crown and bridgework for extensive grinding damage.

Call the friendly team at Griffith Street Family Dental today for all your emergency dental and tooth grinding related needs. We practice modern dentistry with the latest equipment and technology!