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As you probably know, dentures are usually thought of as a restoration option for the elderly. For this reason, most people don’t usually think of dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth. However, would you be surprised to learn that dentures can actually be extremely useful for anyone who is missing teeth, regardless of their age? 

Over time, you may lose bone from your jaw, which will leave your dentures loose. While loose-fitting dentures may seem like little more than an inconvenience, they can actually lead to a number of stomach problems. If you have un-chewed food in your stomach, you may have to face a number of issues.  You will want to make sure your dentures fit your mouth properly.

Dentures should not cause you pain. However, if your dentures are loose, you may actually experience a number of headaches and even discomfort while you’re chewing. Furthermore, your teeth, whether they’re natural or not, will affect the way you speak. If your dentures are loose, you may struggle to speak properly.  

You may also cope with infections if your dentures are loose. Loose dentures could rub against your gums, ultimately resulting in a number of mouth sores. If your dentures are loose, food can catch in your mouth. This will allow more bacteria into your mouth which may get into the sores and lead to infection.  

If you have dentures or are thinking of getting dentures, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Oshins, and our team will gladly examine your mouth and assess your needs. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Oshins Of Smiles in Schenectady, New York, at 518-356-5635.