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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.

Unfortunately, ill-fitting dentures could actually be painful. In reality, if your dentures don’t fit well, chewing could be painful and you may find yourself with frequent headaches. Similarly, if you dentures don’t fit properly, you may struggle to speak clearly. Fortunately, if you replace your teeth, even with an unnatural tooth, you’ll be able to speak clearly again—especially if your dentures fit well.

Finally, if your dentures don’t fit correctly, you may actually have an infection in your mouth. If your dentures are loose, your mouth could collect excess food particles and rub causing sores in your mouth. If bacteria gets into these sores, you could find yourself coping with a serious infection.

If you have dentures, or are thinking of getting dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Chris Freed, and our team will gladly examine your mouth and assess your needs. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Canton Dental Clinic at 605-987-2721. We look forward to hearing from you.