New Article By The
Dental Care Center
Corrects Popular Denture
The Dental Care Center practicing partners, Dr. Stuart Higgins,
Dr. George Mani, and Dr. Michael S. Watson have created a list of
the most common myths concerning dentures.
Dentures might be a good
solution if you have lost all or
some of your natural teeth due to
tooth decay, gum disease, or
Dentures can benefit your health and appearance, but people often fear
dentures because of some common misconceptions. They will improve your
ability to eat and speak, and protect any remaining natural teeth.
So let’s put those false rumors
about “falsies” to bed because
dentures are a great option.
Myth #1: People can tell you are wearing dentures.
This is not true.
Dentures are made to resemble
your natural teeth. Not only will
they resemble your old smile, but
they may even improve your smile
When you lose your teeth, your facial muscles may begin to sag, making
your face appear older. Dentures can help improve your profile by
providing support in your face.
Myth #2: It’s hard to eat while
wearing dentures. False.
You may have heard that wearing dentures restricts your diet, but it is quite
the opposite. Many foods are difficult to consume without teeth. Some foods
can be cooked so they are softer, but there are many foods that cannot be.
If you notice that your dentures are
becoming loose or not fitting well
while eating, it may be time to get a
new pair or consult with your
Myth #3: Now that I have dentures, I don’t need the dentist
anymore. This is one of the most common misconceptions and
Your dentist checks more than just your
teeth, so your overall oral health is at stake if
you stop going to the dentist. We check your
gums, tongue, oral tissue, and the walls of
your mouth to detect early onset of oral
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