New Viral TikTok Trend Started By one of our Incredible Patients
“Toothless Princess” Starts A New Viral TikTok Trend To Help Reduce Denture-Related Stigma
By now, you’ve probably seen the viral videos by self-proclaimed “toothless princess” aka @princxssglitterhead on TikTok. Her videos have garnered over 150 million views and have been featured on Buzzfeed, Yahoo! News, The New York Post, Complex and The Daily Mail to name a few.
Since going viral, she has amassed over 1.5 million subscribers, 11.5 million likes and has inspired a new generation of young people to be open and transparent about getting dentures at a young age.
What you may not know is that she praises her dentist Dr. Todd Shatkin of the Aesthetic Associates Centre and his patented Fix On Six™ restoration for her stunning transformation, stating that he “saved her life” and is “one of the reasons she believes in miracles”.
As she recalls on her recent appearance on The Doctors TV show, she came to Dr. Shatkin with 13 natural teeth that were decayed beyond repair.
Dr. Shatkin extracted her teeth, inserted 10 mini dental implants (6 on top and 4 on the bottom) and provided her with immediate same-day snap on dentures. She was able to achieve her full mouth restoration in only 2 1/2 hours and walked out of our office with a new lease on life.
While most people think of dentures as something you get in your elder years, thanks to Princess Glitterhead’s viral videos, the use of dentures by young people is becoming normalized and less taboo.
In the videos, she documents her journey and explains how her teeth began to rapidly decay during pregnancy and how it negatively impacted her self-esteem and led to depression.
“During my pregnancy, my teeth rapidly began to decay — from the inside out. Both of my eye teeth broke off at the gum line a week or so apart from each other,” she told BuzzFeed. “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.”
She even notes being too embarrassed to even talk in public and never wanting to smile. Now, she is using her past adversity to inspire others and shed light on dental health during pregnancy.
According to the CDC, dental issues during pregnancy are actually quite common. In fact, 60 to 75% of pregnant women have gingivitis as a result of hormonal shifts during pregnancy. This results in pregnant women being at higher risk for gum disease and developing cavities.
As a pioneer in both the technology and techniques used in mini dental implants, Dr. Todd Shatkin has the knowledge and experience with mini dental implants to help almost any patient who has experienced tooth loss.
Whether you lost a single tooth or have experienced the loss of multiple teeth, Dr. Todd Shatkin and Aesthetic Associates Centre can help you find a solution to the speech, chewing, and smile problems your tooth loss has caused. In doing so, our goal is to help you recover your health, social confidence, and quality of life.
If you already have dentures, you may be able to use them with mini dental implant treatment. In many cases, your current dentures can be retrofitted to fit the implants and save on costs.
If you or someone you love is struggling with missing teeth or loose dentures, we encourage you to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Todd Shatkin today. With over 30 years of experience, he is world renowned as a leader in implant dentistry and can help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.