Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health

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Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health

Like many people who need to lose a few pounds, I try diet after diet in an attempt to find one that finally works for me. I learned the hard way that I need to make sure any diet will not harm my teeth, even if it does help me lose a few pounds. I learned this lesson when following a grapefruit diet. There are many versions of this, but the version I tried had me eat a grapefruit alone several times each day. It was supposed to suppress my appetite. I helped keep me from munching on unhealthy snacks, but the acid in the fruit took a toll on my tooth enamel and I quickly started getting lots of cavities. I created this blog to remind people that change up their diets often to make sure the foods they are eating are not harming their teeth.

Selecting The Right Denture Adhesive

After getting your dentures, you'll want to find a good denture adhesive that you can use when you need it. If your dentures are not fitting properly, adhesives can help temporarily keep them in place before you are able to have them adjusted. They will allow you to eat and talk comfortably without concerns of the dentures slipping out. By knowing the adhesive options available, you'll be able to select the best one.

Adhesive Creams

Creams will be a very common adhesive that you can find at any drug store. It gives the user a lot of adhesion, making it a popular choice with those that wear dentures. It is applied to the upper and lower dentures, and doesn't lose any strength when drinking, eating, or talking.

The problem with creams is that they are difficult to clean the mess they leave behind. After taking dentures out before bed, you must remove all the adhesive that is left on them. It will help keep the dentures in great condition, and ensures a better fit the next day. This is because the cream can harden and get stuck on the dentures, making it difficult to remove later.

Adhesive Powders

The powder adhesive works by putting a little bit of the powder onto the dentures, then pressing it firmly onto your gums. Moisture touches the powder and makes it a paste. The clean up process is easier than it is with creams, which is what makes using a powder attractive to denture users.

The powder is also very thin, so your bite won't change like it would using a thicker adhesive. Many denture wearers only use powder on the lower dentures since it is a weaker adhesive, and can lose its strength when drinking or eating throughout the day. It's possible to use a powder on the lower dentures, and a stronger adhesive on the upper dentures.

Adhesive Strips

This adhesive style uses long strips that contain an adhesive on both of the sides, like using tape that is double-sided. One side attaches to the gums, and the opposite side to the dentures. The design has drawbacks though. Since the adhesion isn't air-tight, food can get stuck in the space that it leaves. This can cause discomfort until you are able to remove your dentures and clean out the food that has become stuck in them.

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