Daily Telegraph reports of poor dentures causing ill health

“Denture wearers skip food too hard to chew and risk frailty” – is this you or someone you know?

The Daily Telegraph has published an article this week explaining how wearing dentures puts people at risk of malnutrition because they cause wearers to avoid healthy foods which are more difficult to chew.

The Researchers at King’s College London found the same was true for people with teeth loss, who also struggle to chew food properly.

The report says “Persons with inadequate dentition are less likely to eat hard food that is difficult to chew, for example, some of the fresh fruits and vegetables, apples, pears, carrots, nuts, etc,” said Dr Wael Sabbah, from King’s College London Dental Institute.

“They could also have difficulties in eating some cooked food such as meat, depending on the way it is cooked.”

Daily Telegraph reports of poor dentures causing ill health

Here at the Denture Clinic in Dudley we are passionate about giving people a well-functioning smile that is not just for cosmetic reasons.

For many, a soft diet becomes the norm but our patients report finally being able to enjoy their favourite foods such as meats, fruits, vegetables and sweet treats.

Our patients also report being able to eat in restaurants, with friends and family and no longer struggle with the anxiety of eating in front of others due to fear of their dentures becoming loose or not having anything on the menu that they can comfortably eat.

Well-fitting dentures can bring back confidence in so many areas of life.

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Practice principal, Steven Burchell Dip CDT RCS(Eng)

The report tells of around 11 million people wear dentures in Britain. If you yourself or anyone you know is struggling with their dentures, we offer a free consultation with our Principal Steven Burchell to discuss what denture options may work best for you.

For those with natural teeth, we work alongside North Street Dental and Implant Clinic to give further supportive options.

If you would like more information or would like to book a free consultation with us, call us on 01384 348 594.

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