For most people, losing their teeth is their worst nightmare. Literally. Terror-filled dreams about teeth falling out keep many folks up at night. The social implications of running around without teeth is a scary thought.
On the other hand, there are those of us who aren’t too bothered about not having any teeth.
Why get fake teeth if you don’t care about others seeing you without any teeth, at all?
In reality, there is far more to dentures than aesthetics, alone.
Dentures Help You Stay Healthy
Without teeth, it’s not hard to choose between a salad or mac-and-cheese for dinner. But a steady diet of mac-and-cheese won’t do your body much good.
The most important reason for wearing dentures is simply the fact that they keep your nutritional options varied. When you can chew, even with false teeth, it’ll be easier to fuel up on essential vitamins from natural sources.
Dentures Will Give You New Confidence
You may say you don’t care about being seen without teeth, but it’s a different story come time for the family photo or alumni reunion. When you know you have teeth to smile with, it’ll be easier to show off that smile without any awkwardness.
Even if you don’t mind being seen without dentures, caught with dentures slipping, whatever, that can be a good thing! It’s ideal to have a sense of humor as you adjust to your new appliance and you’ll still get all the functional benefits.
To learn more about how a denture can enhance the quality of your life right now, talk with your dentist.
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