Oral Health and Denture Dilemmas

Sponsored content by Fixodent

What challenging health issue is affecting more and more people between the ages of 45 and 55, and a few of the youngest baby boomers too? It’s dentures. And if you wear them, you know they can affect much more than just your smile.

Meet Tanna, a 48-year-old mother of three. Due to a genetic disorder, she needed to lose her top teeth and undergo jawbone reconstruction surgery. She now has dentures, which has been a difficult adjustment to learn how to talk again. But Tanna's biggest problem is that she can’t eat the foods she loves - hamburgers, corn on the cob, and bagels. Additionally, her dentures rub against her gums and are uncomfortable, causing sores to form in her mouth. Sometimes she has to cut her days short because of the pain she’s experiencing.

Dentist and Fixodent spokesperson Dr. Warden Noble explains why so many people experience denture difficulty: because dentures stick to the gums with suction, they tend to move. As the dentures move they can create sore spots, pain, and discomfort. When Dr. Noble examined Tanna he recommended that she use Fixodent, an adhesive that helps to create a seal between the gums and the denture causing less sore spots and making it more stable when she eats.

Tanna tried the adhesive and it worked great – she even felt comfortable enough to let loose and scream on a roller coaster ride with her kids! 

Dr. Noble’s tips:

  • Use adhesive
  • Follow up with your dentist for regular adjustments
  • If you have a good fit and a good seal, you should have an easy transition  

Fixodent is available at Walmart. More information may be found at dentureliving.com

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