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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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5 Reasons Dentists Recommend Loose Denture Relining

by Myrtle Banks

If the fit of your dentures has become loose compared to when you first got them, you might have found ways to manage, perhaps using denture adhesive to keep the dentures secure in your mouth. While these temporary fixes can be helpful, you should also be looking for a longer-term solution. Loose denture relining can change the way your dentures fit so you no longer need to use adhesive. Here are a few reasons why dentists recommend it to anyone who has loose dentures.

1. Enjoy More Foods

Eating with loose dentures can be very difficult. You never know when your false teeth are going to slip, which means that you might avoid foods that require a lot of chewing, therefore restricting your diet and possibly missing out on important nutrients. Relined dentures fit securely, which means you can use them to bite, tear and chew any food you like.

2. Speak With Confidence

Loose dentures make it more difficult to speak clearly. You might notice that you slur or lisp when you try to make certain sounds. For some people, this difficulty in speaking leads to them withdrawing from social situations, which can result in loneliness and a decline in overall quality of life. Denture relining fixes the problem of dentures slipping when you speak, allowing you to participate fully in conversations at work, at home and while out with your friends.

3. Prevent Ulcers and Sores

Dentures that move around in your mouth can apply friction to the delicate tissues of your gums, cheeks and tongue. Over time, this friction can lead to sores or ulcers, which can be very painful. Loose denture relining can prevent these injuries.

4. Reduce Your Risk of Tooth Decay

It is common for small pieces of food to find their way under loose dentures. Food trapped under the dentures becomes a source of food for oral bacteria, which can cause tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease. Loose denture relining is not only important for your personal comfort but also for your oral health.

5. Extend the Lifespan of Your Dentures

Dentures that don't fit well are more likely to break than ones that are a perfect fit. Loose denture relining can reduce the risk of breaking your dentures. As relining is typically much less expensive than denture repair or replacement, it can be a very good investment that could save you money in the long run.