Need dentures? Keep calm and carry on smiling (and eating and kissing)

Need dentures? Keep calm and carry on smiling (and eating and kissing)

If your need for dentures has knocked your confidence, you are not alone. But we’ve rounded up the products that can put an end to your worries

If your need for dentures has knocked your confidence, you are not alone. But we’ve rounded up the products that can put an end to your worries

The idea of wearing dentures comes with a whole host of common misconceptions and worries: “Will people be able to tell I’m wearing dentures?”, “Can I still eat what I want?”, “What if they slip when I’m talking?” and so on.

Indeed, a survey carried out by Fixodent Adhesive showed that, for many people, dentures can have a significant impact on confidence and self-image.

So here, the experts at Fixodent put minds at ease with their range of products that will help denture wearers to start smiling again.

69% of denture wearers said that dentures made them feel, look or behave differently."

Most denture wearers lose confidence as a result of their dentures not feeling secure in their mouths. As a result, they can become shy when engaging in conversation, laughing with friends or eating in public. However, Fixodent secures full and partial plates in place for an entire day, so there’s no need to adopt new habits. You can simply behave as you normally would and nobody will be able to tell the difference.

Fixodent’s strongest denture adhesive, Dual Power, gives you up to 10x the biting force (hold) that you would enjoy without adhesive. It is also clinically proven to remain effective for up to 13 hours. This is because it creates a strong bond between your dentures and gums so you don’t have to worry about your dentures shifting through the day. You’ll feel confident and be able to enjoy the simplest things without self-consciousness. You might even forget you’re wearing dentures altogether!

Learn more about other Premium Fixodent adhesives: Fixodent Food Seal, Fixodent Dual Protection, and Fixodent 0%.

65% of denture wearers say that they avoid certain foods because of their dentures.”

The most common problem denture wearers face when eating certain food like seeds, nuts or fruits is that tiny food particles can infiltrate below the dentures. Not only can this be conspicuous to others, it can also be a cause of bad breath and gum disease if the food particles aren’t properly removed.

If you find that you’re forced to rinse your dentures several times a day to keep them free from food debris or if you’re suffering from painful or irritated gums, switching to Fixodent denture adhesive may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Try these Fixodent adhesives: Dual Protection  and Foodseal for the strongest possible barrier against food particles.

The Foodseal, Dual Protection and 0% denture adhesives come with an ultra-thin nozzle so that the adhesive can be applied in a continuous, unbroken protective layer that sits along the edge of your dentures, preventing food particles from slipping underneath.

More than 38% of denture wearers admit to staying away from social situations in general."

The survey showed that denture wearers tend to avoid talking to others in close proximity and even kissing. But dentures don't need to mean the end of your social life – far from it!

One of the most significant ways in which wearing dentures can impact your life is that your saliva may no longer be able to reach the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, where it would normally perform a natural cleansing and lubricating action. This can lead to the spread of bacteria, a leading cause of bad breath.

However, products such as Fixodent Dual Protection denture adhesive offer fantastic hold and an antibacterial action that lasts for up to six hours, so you can relax during even the most intimate social situations, free from concerns about bad breath or denture slippage.

What are your tips to prevent dentures affecting your confidence? Let us know in the comments section below.

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mchalkwright 28/06/2017

you can always rely on fixadent to keep a smile on your face

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