A WOMAN who lost her teeth at 23 years old after years of drug addiction and now wears dentures, said that she is more confident than ever.
Whitney Johnson from Oklahoma explained that she’s on a mission to normalise the use of dentures and take away the stigma of young people wearing the teeth replacements.
The 25-year-old said that she put off seeing a dentist for years as she was terrified of what they may say about the state of her nashers.
Two years ago, she eventually plucked up the courage to see a professional but was told it was too late to salvage her own teeth.
She was told that her teeth would need to be extracted and she would need dentures going forward, depressing news for a 23-year-old.
Whitney said: “I had all my top teeth extracted when I was 23-years-old and I had immediate dentures.
“I was so scared about having this done because I was so worried about what my face would look like after the procedure.
“I was so young and I was so worried about losing my teeth and not feeling beautiful anymore.
“And knowing I was going to be wearing dentures was even stranger because they’re something that everyone associated with old people.
“But so many young people lose their teeth for many different reasons and have wear dentures too.
“When I first saw myself in my top dentures it was definitely a shock and something that I needed to adjust to.
“And it was also really painful.”
FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED
Earlier this year, Whitney had the same procedure for her bottom row of teeth, after an initial adjustment period, she said she is now more confident than ever.
She even said that she feels confident without her dentures in as they don’t define her beauty.
Whitney said: “Before my dentures, my self-esteem was very low because of the state my teeth were in. They had lots of brown spots on them.
It was hard getting used to my dentures but I am so much more confident now.
“It was hard getting used to my dentures but I am so much more confident now.
“I even feel confident showing myself without my dentures in too.
“They don’t define me and you are beautiful with or without them.”
For more real life stories, this woman found basement dungeons in house listing in hilarious and terrifying TikTok video.
And this woman vomited so much during pregnancy she had to have her teeth removed – now she has panic attacks & struggles to go out in public.
Plus this mum spent hours painstakingly painting colour block pattern on bedroom wall – & realised it looks like giant willy.