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As you probably know, dentures are usually thought of as a restoration option for the elderly. For this reason, most people don’t usually think of dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth. However, would you be surprised to learn that dentures can actually be extremely useful for anyone who is missing teeth—regardless of their age? However, if you have dentures, please make sure they fit your mouth properly.

You see, over time, you may lose bone from your jaw, which will leave your dentures loose. While loose-fitting dentures may seem like little more than an inconvenience, they can actually lead to a number of stomach problems. You see, if you have un-chewed food in your stomach, you may have to face a number of issues.

Similarly, please note that dentures should not cause you pain. However, if your dentures are loose, you may actually experience a number of headaches and even discomfort while you’re chewing. Furthermore, your teeth, whether they’re natural or not, will affect the way you speak. If your dentures are loose, you may struggle to speak properly.

Unfortunately, if your dentures don’t fit well, you could accidentally create sores in your mouth. While these sores can be painful, they can also lead to infection if they come in contact with bacteria. This is especially problematic because food also tends to get caught in loose dentures, which introduces new bacteria into your mouth. Ultimately, this can lead to a serious infection.

If you have dentures, or are thinking of getting dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite, and our team will gladly examine your mouth and assess your needs. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC at 770-536-8868. We look forward to hearing from you.