That depends on how old you are. Maybe you remember granddad and grandma. Generally healthy, they were still old to you. And as a kid, you might have noticed a couple of rather peculiar habits these old folks seemed to have. Not only that; they even looked and smelled different. Not so much in the sense that they had hair as white as snow and walked with a slight stoop, but that they were wearing dentures, for crying out loud! And those awkward looking things in their jaws made quite a racket sometimes. As a young kid, you wondered too sometimes whether this had something to do with their occasional snoring, even when watching TV. And now, just look at you. You’re also getting on in years, and maybe you dread the day. You dread the day that you might also have to get a pair of dentures.
And what will your grandkids be saying about you then? But don’t you be worrying about that now, because that day may never come. Partial dentures, rather than a full set of awkward looking clackers, might be all that you require. Owing to natural ageing, part of your dental cavities may decay, some teeth so badly that they’d need to be replaced before the decay has a chance to spread to the rest of your oral cavities.
Full or partial dentures is really a healthy adjustment and a safety precaution. Those of you who have been quite unfortunate in not having taken proper care in the years that just flew by may well be read the riot act. Full dentures for you. And it is all for your own good. But even so, don’t you be worrying about this. Just make sure that you brush and floss regularly from now on. You need not worry about how you look or feel or even how you sound.
Thing is, no one’s ever going to know that you’re even wearing dentures. That just goes to show how far dental technologies have come. You would not have noticed this if you’ve been skipping going to the dentist all these years. So, how come no one can tell? Are they sight impaired perhaps? No, not at all, it’s just that whether it’s full or partial dentures, they look and feel just like the real thing. And talk about false perceptions.
There might still be people out there who think that just because their teeth are false, they don’t need to brush it, like, regularly. Oh yes you do! Because if you don’t, false they may be but your dentures could go bad too. Talk about breaking bad. And things like plaque, bacteria and other decaying matter can still accumulate and spread to other areas of your oral cavities. And you really don’t want that.
Because the older you get, the worse it becomes. All health authorities speak with one voice when they confirm that a definite link exists between decaying teeth and gums and heart disease, diabetes and strokes.