Thursday, June 10, 2021

Interesting Facts about Dentures!

 I came across a dental blog from the Oral Health Foundation. The author Stephen Loat discussed the top ten facts and tips regarding dentures. 

Here are the top ten facts:

  1. In a study across 19 countries researchers found that an average of 19% of the population wear some form of denture. That’s nearly one in five.
  2. There are two types of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures.
  3. A ‘partial’ denture fills in the spaces left by lost or missing teeth. It may be fastened to your natural teeth with metal clasps or ‘precision attachments’.
  4. A ‘complete’ or ‘full’ denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw.
  5. A complete or full denture can give support to your cheeks and lips. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person look older and they will find it harder to eat and speak properly.
  6. Dentures are ‘made to measure’ and designed to fit snuggly around the gums. Your dentist will take measurements and impressions of your mouth, then order your dentures from a dental technician.
  7. Dentures must be looked after properly. A lack of denture cleanliness can lead to poorer oral health, as well as general health problems.
  8. If dentures are not properly cleaned it can lead to ‘denture stomatitis’. This is caused by the build-up of a yeast or fungus called candida.
  9. Dentures should be cleaned daily using mechanical action i.e. brushing with a toothbrush or denture brush and an effective, non-abrasive denture cleanser.
  10. If you take care of your dentures, you should be able to use them for five-to-seven years before you need to replace them. "z
If you are interested, click here for the whole are article.

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