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Tooth loss can happen to anyone at any age. It can be due to gradual decay, old age, or a physical accident. Traumatic as it may seem, dentures offer a lasting solution and give you a reason to smile again. However, wearing dentures is not a quick fix. Whether you have full or partial dentures or implants, you’ll need to take regular trips to your dentist’s clinic for maintenance. Doing so will protect your remaining teeth and make your dentures last longer.

Here are other reasons never to forget your dentist appointment if you wear dentures:

1. Prevent gum infections

Even if you no longer have natural teeth, you still need to take care of your gums. Wearing full dentures can sometimes cause oral sores. Having infected gums is a serious problem. It’s been linked to several health conditions, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and certain types of cancers. Never missing your dental check-ups after having dentures is crucial to detect these issues early on.

2. Increase your dentures’ lifespan

High-quality dentures don’t come cheap. To make the most of your investment, visit your clinic regularly for proper maintenance. Aside from cleaning your dental plate, your dentist can give you extra tips on how to better take care of your new set of teeth every day.

3. Evaluate your bite and repair worn-out dentures

Your dentures do more than giving you a radiant smile and allowing you to bite on hard food. Like natural teeth, they provide support to your facial structure and jaw. If your new bite feels dislodged, it can lead to the development of TMJ or sleep apnea.

Keep in mind that your dentures may fit you perfectly now, but your facial bones change over time. Additionally, your dentures will inevitably become worn out over time and may need repairs. By going to your dentist regularly, you can have your dentures adjusted when necessary.

4. Screen for oral cancers

Oral cancer includes tumors in the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, and floor of the mouth. Studies show that ill-fitting dentures increase one’s chances of getting this type of sickness. It may develop from gum infection and mouth sores. When ignored and not treated promptly, oral cancers can be life-threatening. This is why dentists urge all their patients who have dentures to come for regular screenings. As with all types of cancer, early detection is key to cure.

5. Re-evaluate your options

If you’ve been wearing your dentures for a while and you’re still not satisfied with its uses, then perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your situation. Don’t suddenly stop wearing them without having a word with your dental practitioner. On your next regular appointment, you can discuss other tooth replacement options that will best suit your needs.

All people should make it a point to see their dentist at least twice a year. If you’re wearing dentures, you’ll need to go on more occasions. Write it in your calendar and set your alarm for these important meetings—your mouth will thank you later!

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Ann Arbor Dentist Office
Hours : Mon to Thur 9am - 6pm, Fri & Sat 9am - 3pm
Address : 4860 Washtenaw Ave D, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Waterford Dentist Office
Hours : Mon to Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 3pm
Address : 5979 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327
West Bloomfield Dentist Office
Hours : Monday, Wednesday to Friday 9am - 6pm
Address : 6595 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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