Dental Advice for the Sweet Tooth

Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.

4 Fake Teeth Myths Busted

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Full dentures are a useful option for people who have lost all their teeth. There are many reasons why this might happen, ranging from an accident to advanced gum disease. Whatever your reason for needing fake teeth, here are a few myths that shouldn't hold you back from making the most of your new smile.

1. Dentures Are Only For Old People And People Who Don't Clean Their Teeth

While full dentures are more common in older people, plenty of younger people also rely on false teeth to help them eat, speak, and smile. Poor dental hygiene is one reason for losing teeth at a young age, but some medical conditions can also put you at high risk of tooth loss. Meanwhile, some people are unlucky enough to lose teeth in an accident. Never make assumptions about someone who wears dentures, as there could be many reasons why they have ended up needing false teeth.

2. Fake Teeth Are Obvious To Everyone Around You

Unless you take your dentures out in front of someone, they likely won't notice that your teeth are not real. Dentures are only obvious when they are too big for your mouth or they slip out of place when you talk. If you have problems keeping your dentures secure, ask your dentist for advice. Mouths change shape as people age, so you may need to have your false teeth adjusted or replaced to ensure they continue looking good as you get older.

3. Fake Teeth Don't Let You Eat Properly

A well-fitting set of dentures should allow you to chew all kinds of foods, including steak, nuts, and toffees. On the other hand, eating with dentures can feel strange at first. While you get used to your new teeth, you might prefer to stick to foods that are soft and easy to chew, like oatmeal, well-cooked veggies, and stewed meat. As you gain confidence, however, you can build up to eating anything you want.

4. Fake Teeth Hurt

If your full dentures are painful, there is no need to suffer in silence. Dentist can adjust the fit of dentures to stop them scraping against tender parts of your mouth or applying forces to sensitive gums. You may also find that denture adhesive helps to resolve the problem of uncomfortable dentures. You can use this sticky paste every day to hold your false teeth securely in place and prevent them moving around inside your mouth.


10 July 2017