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Can I Chew Gum With Dentures?

Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Set of full dentures on a white backgroundDentures are an amazing invention of dentistry because they have given many people their smiles back, allowing them to eat whatever they want and smile gloriously. While dentures are fabulous, there are some things you cannot do with dentures. Here is some information on the dos and do nots of dentures.

About Those Dentures

Historians can trace dentures back thousands of years. People made dentures out of nearly any material they could find. Archeologists have found dentures made of wood, animal bones, human bones, and animal and human teeth. There were even dentures made of solid gold or silver inlaid with jewels!

There have been dentures nearly as long as there have been adults who lose teeth. Dentures were created to take the place of missing teeth so adults could eat. Dental care was not nearly as excellent in the past as it is today, so nearly all adults lost their teeth as they aged.

These days, dentures are usually made of porcelain crowns fastened to an acrylic base, so they are light. All dentures are custom-made to fit your gums.

What Do I Need To Watch Out For With My Dentures?

If you wear dentures, you have to be careful to keep them in top condition. First, you need to keep your dentures clean, so you need to soak them and brush them daily. There are denture brushes you can buy to help you keep your dentures clean. Daily cleaning not only maintains the dentures but also helps keep your breath fresh.

Also, you need to be careful about chewing sticky foods, such as caramels or gum. There are types of gum that are made for dental work, but many dentists argue against chewing gum with dentures.

Even if you no longer have teeth, you will want to come and visit our dentists twice a year. We will need to check on your gum tissues and make sure your dentures fit properly. That way, if there is a problem, our dentists can fix it quickly.

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