By Upsocl
May 14, 2021

It’s always been believed that dentures are for old people, but that’s not always the case. “Let’s show everyone how beautiful and sexy we look with and without dentures,” Alicia wrote.

It is often said that we don’t see people’s real side on social media, and that everything is based on fake characters and superficialities. However, over the years, it has become a trend for influencers to show parts of their secret or intimate lives to their followers, thus generating a greater connection and closeness with users.

This closeness is something they can use to their advantage so that their content has greater impact and adhesion. That is why, many times, these influencers tend to create “trends” or “challenges” in which they show an unknown part of themselves with the aim that their followers can do the same and not feel so alone.

That’s what a young woman named Alicia did on her TikTok, who brought to light a topic that may not be talked about much: young people who wear dentures.

Both in popular culture and on television, dentures have always been associated with people who, due to their advanced age, have lost their teeth, such as the elderly. However, little is known about young people who don’t have teeth for different reasons, so they must wear dentures either for comfort or for an aesthetic reason.

This influencer, who has more than 300,000 followers and millions of views on her videos, began to break the stigma of wearing dentures through videos exposing her situation and showing herself without her prosthesis. In addition, she has made posts explaining how to put them in and take them out.

In one of her videos, which went viral, she motivated her followers to show themselves with and without the dentures. “Let’s show everyone how beautiful and sexy we look with and without dentures.”

According to information from BuzzFeed, Alicia recounted that, during her pregnancy, her teeth deteriorated rapidly and, within a single week, she had cracks in two teeth that went all the way to her gums.

“I remember laying in my yard feeling like my life was over. I would never be respected. I would never be pretty. My husband might leave me. He married me with perfect teeth and within a year I was already missing teeth,” the young woman said.

According to Dental Care, during pregnancy, there are more chances of getting gingivitis, which causes inflammation, gum pain and cavities, due to the increase of progesterone. That is why after two more pregnancies, Alicia had to resort to dentures because, at that point, her dental deterioration was already irreversible.

 Alicia felt fearful about the surgery but knew it was the best thing to do. “We don’t have to hate ourselves for needing dentures, no matter what the reason. There is no reason to feel shame for fixing something about yourself that will improve the quality of your life,” she closed.