Eating with Dentures
Dentures serve three purposes. They are meant to help people smile pretty, talk well, and chew better. Of the three things, I find that chewing better is the hardest part of the three activities to master. Chewing is certainly an important activity as it is vital to good health. Patients like to joke that by not chewing well that they will likely lose weight; however, it is much easier to drink down a sugary milk shake than to eat vegetable. Poor chewing leads to poor digestion which contributes to many health problems. I work with patients more or less every day trying to help them have comfortable dentures ...