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5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dentures This Thanksgiving

November 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 9:33 pm

Laughing couple enjoying their dentures in Columbia

Now that it’s November, the holiday season is almost here! Are you ready? It’s the best time of year to show your loved ones you care, honor family traditions, and eat plenty of great food! If you’ll be enjoying the festivities with dentures, don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate them. Here are five reasons to be thankful for your dentures in Columbia this Thanksgiving!

1.) Eat and Digest Your Holiday Meals Easier

Tooth loss can take a bite out of your ability to eat easily. Thanks to your dentures, you can get back to enjoying many of your favorite foods during your holiday meals. In addition, chewing foods with dentures helps break them down and make them easier to digest.

2.) Speak Clearly While Talking Up a Storm with Family

Teeth aren’t just for chewing! Your pearly whites play a key role in helping you make certain sounds. Missing a few can make it difficult to annunciate some words and more challenging for your loved ones to understand what you’re saying. By completing your smile with dentures, you can keep the conversation going without a problem by speaking clearly.

3.) Show Off Your Beautiful Smile in Holiday Photos

Your mouth undergoes a series of changes once you’ve lost one or more teeth. Any remaining teeth will naturally begin to shift into the open spaces where your missing teeth once were. Over time, this can cascade into a row of crooked teeth, which can lead to bite issues and jaw discomfort. Partial dentures can fill the gaps and support the neighboring teeth, preventing them from drifting out of place. You can show off your complete, straight smile during all those holiday photos!

4.) Keep Oral Health Issues at Bay During the Festivities

Missing teeth create spaces in your mouth that can easily trap plaque, food debris, and bacteria, which can dramatically increase your risk of oral health conditions. Thankfully, dentures fill these areas to keep particles from accumulating and causing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. Their removable nature also makes them exceptionally easy to keep clean, which makes it even easier to maintain a healthy smile throughout the holiday season.

5.) Enjoy a Complete, Confident Smile This Special Time of Year

This time of year is a great time to enjoy our loved ones and remember all the things we’re thankful for. Which means there’s plenty of reasons to smile! With dentures, you don’t have to worry about who can see your missing teeth or what others will think of those gaps in your smile. Modern dentures are so lifelike that they’re practically indistinguishable from natural teeth. You don’t have to give smiling a second thought as you thoroughly enjoy the festivities.

Thanksgiving and the rest of the fall/winter holidays are a great time to give thanks for all aspects of your life, including your smile. There’s a lot to be grateful for if you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dentures! They’ll help you fully enjoy this very special time of year.

About the Author

Dr. Alex Goodman has been caring for the smiles of Columbia and the surrounding communities for over a decade. While he strives to help his patients keep their natural teeth for life, he offers several high-quality tooth replacement options as well. With both traditional dentures and implant-retained dentures, he can help you regain your complete, confident, and happy smile once again! To learn more about replacing your missing teeth, he can be contacted via his website or at (931) 388-4315.

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