Manly Dentist Peter Heyworth

How to Avoid Dentures

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Dentures are probably one of the things that actually made us cringe when we were young. Remember your grandparents taking them out after eating or perhaps they accidentally came out while eating or talking? Remember how you would look away because you didn’t like what you saw? Well, that could happen to you, too, if you are not careful with your dental health.

Thankfully, as years pass by, the rate of people having dentures is actually lower than before. A long time ago, people were not quite aware of how to take care of their teeth and avoid having dentures. Before, they would think that losing teeth is a natural course of our body; as we get older, we deteriorate and so do the teeth. This can’t be more untrue. How we age actually depends greatly on how we live our life. Our lifestyle and the food that we eat are big factors impacting our dental health.

Dentures are not only unnatural to look at but they are actually very uncomfortable and do not really work for us. The lower dentures, most especially, are what bother most people as they are not stable most of the time because of how our jaws are shaped. They are not the best when it comes to chewing food, either. Of course, it is better than not having teeth at all but keeping your natural teeth would be the best thing.

So, how do you actually avoid dentures? You may think that it takes a genius to figure it out or perhaps it is as complicated as rocket science but it definitely isn’t. The first thing you must do is to have very good oral hygiene. You must brush your teeth 2 to 3 times a day and floss as well. Use mouthwash, too. Habits like that do not develop overnight. It takes years to actually do it every single day automatically. The next habit would be to visit your dentist regularly. There could be bacteria that you have not managed to remove and it could turn into tartar. Only dentists can take this out.

Last and certainly not the least would be to change your diet. Eating too much sugar will greatly deteriorate your dental health. This does not mean that you should be hundred percent sugar free but it probably should be a lot less than your intake right now.

Having healthy teeth is much more preferable than having those dentures that you could misplace, drop or lose at any given time; not to mention so much more attractive.

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