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Posts for: January, 2016

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
January 21, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

When you're missing teeth, you may feel like there's not much to smile about. Eating and speaking is difficult, and you don't look your best. Losing teeth can happen for a number of reasons, but there's no reason to live without a full smile thanks to dentures from Dr. Julie Folger, your Sherman, TX cosmetic dentist. Here are just a few of the ways dentures can improve the way you look and feel.Dentures

Confidence booster

A recent survey issued by the American Academy of General Dentistry found that about 86 percent of its respondents, a group of dentists, had patients who experienced "social embarrassment" as a result of their missing teeth. 68 percent reported their patients feeling nervous and self-conscious about their situation. It's easy to understand why these numbers are so high - in our culture, a beautiful smile is seen as a mark of success and approachability. Conversely, many people who are missing several or all of their teeth feel as though they're seen as incompetent or unfriendly, especially if they're apprehensive about smiling. With dentures from your Sherman dentist, however, you can smile with confidence, knowing you have replaced your teeth with high-quality removable dentures that look and function like natural teeth.

Diet enhancer

Almost all of the survey's respondents said that without teeth, chewing food was a problem for their patients. This is because teeth are one of the first components of the digestive process; they are responsible for cutting and reducing food into smaller pieces prior to swallowing. Without teeth, the gum ridges are left to do this job, and they are unable to properly decrease the volume of food in the mouth, making swallowing and digestion more difficult, even uncomfortable. This leads to people cutting important nutrients out of their diet - raw vegetables and meat being two of the main ones. Dentures made by your Sherman dentist restore your ability to chew properly. Although you may need to avoid certain chewy or sticky foods to prevent dislodging your dentures, you'll find eating overall to be a much more pleasant experience.

There are several more reasons why dentures can impact your life for the better. To learn more, contact the dental office of Dr. Julie Folger in Sherman, TX to set up a consultation. You'll be glad you did!

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