Health

Benefits of Getting Dentures

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Getting Dentures

No one ever sets out to lose their natural teeth. However, through gum disease, poor oral care techniques, infrequent dentist visits, accidents, and trauma, millions of people no longer have theirs. What’s more, by 2020, there will be over 37 million people with full sets of dentures.

There has to be a reason why so many people would choose partial or full denture sets over keeping their few remaining teeth or trying other options. Dentures are one of many possibilities, but they have a significant number of benefits which may be enough to sway you. Here are a few of those below.

Eat the Food You Love

Many people think they’re getting along just fine with no teeth left – or only a few. However, it’s not until they try to eat the food they previously could with teeth that they realise it’s not easy. Without teeth, you can say goodbye to eating hard foods, and there’s also no chance of being able to chew meat sufficiently too. However, if you see your dentist about dentures, you will find out that dentures come with few limitations.

You can bite and chew with far more efficacy than only having a few natural teeth, and there are not that many things you wouldn’t be able to eat with false teeth either. (more…)

Health

11 Tips to Wear and Care for Your Dentures

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Care o Dentures

Over 50% of Australians over the age of 65 wear false teeth. Anyone who has dentures will know they need to be cared for properly. This might seem to be a nuisance, but it is necessary and once you form the habit of doing it, will simply become part of your evening routine. Here are some tips for looking after your dentures.

  • If you are new to wearing dentures, make sure you get proper instructions from your dentist not only in caring for them, but in how to insert and remove them properly, since this varies according to the type of dentures you have.
  • Take time to get used to your new teeth. It is something of a learning curve and taking it slow will help prevent damage to your mouth as well as your false teeth.
  • Daily cleaning with a soft brush and special denture paste is essential, but sometimes they still get stained. If so, soak them in a vinegar solution for a few hours. If that doesn’t work, take them to the dentist.
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